• The swollen legs of a patient with congenital lymphoedema. Lymphoedema is a condition in which lymph (a colourless tissue fluid) collects in excess quantities due to a defect in the lymphatic system (a system of vessels that allow lymph to circulate around the body). There are two main types of lymphoedema - primary and secondary. Primary lymphoedema can be divided into three types: congenital (present at birth); lymphoedema praecox; and lymphoedema tarda (late-onset). Secondary lymphoedema can
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Generics
  • circulatory congenital diseases edema feet fluid foot leg legs limb limbs lymph lymphatic lymphatic system lymphedema lymphoedema swell swelling swollen dropsy hydropsy interstitial fluid hydrostatic pressure oncotic pressure lymphatic obstruction sodium retention inflammation Milroys Disease
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