Lymphedema – Definition, Treatment and Therapy

Definition of Lymphedema Lymphedema – swelling and often discomfort arising from inadequate lymph drainage and flow that allows interstitial fluid (fluid between the cells) to accumulate. Most often occurs when infection or cancer that extensively engages the lymphatic system, or when surgery disrupts the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Lymphedema is a common consequence of surgery and radiation therapy as treatments for cancer. Surgeons typically […]

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