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Differential Diagnosis – General Considerations

  • Neil B. Piller


To gain an accurate differential diagnosis of a limb in a presenting patient, a parallel medical and lymphedema assessment should be made. There are strong benefits when the assessment/diagnosis of lymphedema is able to be established early because, currently, noninvasive bio-impedance-spectroscopy (BIS) can detect lymphedema in its “subclinical” form (International Society of Lymphology “stage 0”), enabling earlier targeted treatment and better outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil B. Piller
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  1. 1.Lymphoedema Assessment Clinic, Department of Surgery, School of MedicineFlinders University and Medical CentreBedford ParkAustralia

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