Lymphedema pp 75-80 | Cite as

Pathology and Histochemistry

  • Waldemar L. Olszewski


The pathological changes observed in the lymphatics in lymphedema can be caused by infection or trauma and include damage of the endothelial and muscular cells, subsequently leading to obliteration of the lumen by fibroblasts, the price the lymphatic system pays for its own function in the body changes. The system is devoted to elimination of microbes and clearance of damaged cells and, in a feedback fashion, to the healing of parenchymatous tissues.


Subcutaneous Tissue Lymphatic System Parenchymatous Tissue Body Change Structure Lymph Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar L. Olszewski
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  1. 1.Department of Surgical Research and TransplantologyMedical Research CentreWarsawPoland

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