brawny edema

non·pit·ting e·de·ma

swelling of subcutaneous tissues that cannot be indented easily by compression. Usually due to metabolic abnormality, such as increased glycosaminoglycan content, like that which occurs in Graves disease (pretibial myxedema) or in early phase of scleroderma.
Synonym(s): brawny edema
A change typical of chronic venous insufficiency, which is characterised by thickening, induration, liposclerosis and non-pitting oedema; the brawny color is due to hemosiderin from lysed RBCs; with chronic ischaemia, the skin undergoes atrophy, necrosis, and stasis ulceration, surrounded by a rim of dry, scaling, and pruritic skin

brawny edema

Vascular medicine A change typical of chronic venous insufficiency, characterized by thickening, induration, liposclerosis and non-pitting edema; the brawny color is due to hemosiderin from lysed RBCs; with chronic ischemia, the skin undergoes atrophy, necrosis, and stasis ulceration, surrounded by a rim of dry, scaling, and pruritic skin

non·pit·ting e·de·ma

(non-pit'ing ĕ-dē'mă)
Swelling of subcutaneous tissues that cannot be indented easily by compression; usually due to metabolic abnormality, such as increased glycosaminoglycan content, like that which occurs in Graves disease (pretibial myxedema) or in early phase of scleroderma
Synonym(s): brawny edema.
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However, the left calf remained slightly swollen and somewhat discolored, prompting the vascular surgeon to make a diagnosis of brawny edema, secondary to lymphedema.
Pitting edema gives way on palpation, leaving persistent impressions in the skin; brawny edema offers resistance but leaves no impressions (Goroll & Mulley, 2009; Stems, 2013).
On examination, he had diffuse induration of skin on face, trunk, arms and legs, and consistent pressure demonstrated a brawny edema.