Secondary Lymphedema

Known as: Chronic acquired lymphedema, Lymphedema, secondary 
A condition that is caused by trauma to the lymph system, which disrupts the normal flow of lymph fluid. This is most often due to surgery that… (More)
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2012
2012
CONTEXT Because surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy disrupt lymphatic structures, damage soft tissue leading to scar tissue… (More)
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2011
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2011
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis and treatment are as important for management of secondary lymphedema following cancer treatment as in… (More)
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2010
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2010
PURPOSE To determine the relationship between physical methods of measuring lymphedema and self-reported swelling, their… (More)
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2009
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2009
PURPOSE Participating in regular physical activity is encouraged after treatment for breast cancer, with exception of those who… (More)
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2008
2008
BACKGROUND Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the interstitial space. Primary lymphedema is a rare… (More)
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2007
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2007
BACKGROUND Lymphoscintigraphy has largely been performed to diagnose lymphedema. It is, however a time-consuming and expensive… (More)
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2006
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2006
Disturbances in the microcirculation can lead to secondary lymphedema, a common pathological condition that, despite its… (More)
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2003
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2003
Although lymphedema is a common clinical condition, treatment for this disabling condition remains limited and largely… (More)
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2003
2003
PURPOSE The aim of this explorative study was to evaluate the impact of selenium in the treatment of lymphedema after… (More)
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1988
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1988
Lymphoscintigraphy was performed in 128 patients with primary lymphedema, in 91 patients with secondary lymphedema, and in 19… (More)
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