lymphoedema


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lymph·e·de·ma

(lim'fĕ-dē'mă)
Swelling (especially in subcutaneous tissues) as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes and the accumulation of large amounts of lymph in the affected region.
Synonym(s): lymphoedema.
[lymph + G. oidēma, a swelling]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lymphoedema

Persistent swelling of the tissues as a result of inadequate drainage from blockage or absence of the LYMPH channels. Absence may be congenital or the result of cancer surgery. Obstruction may be by cancer cells or by filarial parasitic worms. The latter causes ELEPHANTIASIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lymph·e·de·ma

(lim'fĕ-dē'mă)
Swelling (especially in subcutaneous tissues) due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes and accumulation of large amounts of lymph in affected region.
Synonym(s): lymphoedema.
[lymph + G. oidēma, a swelling]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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