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The Godoy & Godoy cervical stimulation technique in the treatment of primary congenital lymphedema

Author(s): Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy | Ana Carolina Pereira de Godoy | Tania Dias GuimarĂ£es | Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: e31;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: lymphedema | congenital | treatment

The aim of the current study is to report on the treatment of primary lymphedema using a new form of therapy: cervical stimulation. In a prospective cohort study, 9 boys and 5 girls with primary congenital lymphedema were evaluated over two years. Age ranged from two months to 8.5 years. After diagnosis, all mothers were trained in the new technique. The Godoy & Godoy cervical stimulation technique consists of between 20 to 30 stimuli per minute using light movements in the cervical region. All the children were submitted to perimetric evaluations of the feet and legs; however, in this study only two points, 3 and 6 cm from the base of the big toe nail, were used. The two-tailed t-test was used for statistical analysis with an alpha error of 5% (P
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