[Edema of the lower extremities in the aged patient].

Abstract

Oedema of the lower limbs in the elderly patient are sometimes easy to diagnose in cases of cardiac, renal or hepatic incompetence. But oedema can also be of venous origin: superficial (varicose) incompetence, or deep, with thrombosis (recent or previous] or compression. Certain oedema are of arterial origin when there is pain in the supine position, or after revascularization. Lymphostatic oedema are rarely primary, and most often indicate a pelvic tumour which has escaped diagnosis or has relapsed, sometimes following surgical or ionising treatment. A compressive treatment must take into account the arterial condition of the patient as well as any motor handicaps.

Cite this paper

@article{Gruffaz1986EdemaOT, title={[Edema of the lower extremities in the aged patient].}, author={J Gruffaz}, journal={Phlébologie}, year={1986}, volume={39 4}, pages={855-62} }