Definition of Lymphedema

1. Noun. Swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas.

Generic synonyms: Dropsy, Edema, Hydrops, Oedema

Definition of Lymphedema

1. Noun. (medicine) The swelling of tissue due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lymphedema

1. Swelling of the subcutaneous tissues caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage. It results from fluid accumulation and may arise from surgery, radiation or the presence of a tumour in the area of the lymph nodes. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphedema

lymphatic system
lymphatic tissue
lymphatic valvule
lymphatic vessel
lymphatic vessel tumours
lymphatic vessels
lymphatically
lymphaticostomy
lymphatics
lymphatism
lymphatitis
lymphatology
lymphatolysis
lymphatolytic
lymphectasia
lymphedema (current term)
lymphedema praecox
lymphedemas
lymphedematous keratoderma
lymphemia
lymphitis
lymphization
lymphlike
lymphlined
lympho-
lymphoadenoma
lymphoblast
lymphoblastic
lymphoblastic leukaemia
lymphoblastic leukemia

Literary usage of Lymphedema

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1. A Technical Aassistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title I) of the (1993)
"National lymphedema Network 2211 Post St., Suite 404 San Francisco, CA 94115 (800) 541-3259 National Marfan Foundation 382 Main St., Port Washington, ..."

2. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition: An American by Maria Elizabeth Hewitt, Patricia A. Ganz (2006)
"Mr. Robert Weiss, National lymphedema Network: Just a comment. I am very heavily involved in legislative issues. I know that many of these organizations ..."

3. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"The swelling in the majority of enlarged limbs due to simple lymphedema can ... It is necessary when contemplating operation to distinguish lymphedema and ..."

4. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"lymphedema, or elephantiasis ... 1"' -hows tin1 condition of the limb of a .airi of twenty-one, the subject of lymphedema. ..."

5. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"lymphedema.—Cancer of the breast in about one-sixth of the cases produces lymphedema of the corresponding arm from obstruction of the lymph-vessels, ..."

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