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lymphoedema


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(lim-fee-dee-mă)

an accumulation of lymph in the tissues, producing swelling; the legs are most often affected. It may be due to a congenital abnormality of the lymphatic vessels (as in Milroy's disease) or result from obstruction of the lymphatic vessels by a tumour, parasites, inflammation, or injury.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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