primary lymphedema


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lymphedema

 [lim″fĕ-de´mah]
chronic swelling of a part due to accumulation of interstitial fluid (edema) secondary to obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes.
congenital lymphedema Milroy disease.
primary lymphedema lymphedema that appears spontaneously without known cause. See table.

pri·mar·y lymph·e·de·ma

a form of lymphedema observed chiefly in young women and girls, characterized by diffuse swelling of the lower extremities.
Synonym(s): lymphedema praecox
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Primary lymphedema associated with disturbed growth/ cutaneous/vascular anomalies.
Primary Lymphedema associated with disturbed growth and/or cutaneous/vascular anomalies
It is classically seen in the postmastectomy lymphedematous arm (Stewart-Treves syndrome) but has also been reported in primary lymphedema and chronic filarial lymphedema.
This dynamic insufficiency causes primary lymphedema.

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