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Lymphoedema

Anna Towers and Pamela Hodgson

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0123
Lymphoedema

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This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to diagnose and treat lymphoedema. It addresses a variety of questions such as: What is lymphoedema? When a patient presents with a new onset of oedema, what important conditions must be ruled out in the medical assessment of the patient? Who are the usual members of a specialty lymphoedema team? What are the elements of combined decongestive therapy? How do decongestive therapies work?

Keywords: case studies; oedema; patient care; cancer patients; combined decongestive therapy

Chapter.  5878 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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