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Diagnosis and Management of Secondary Phlebolymphedema

  • Attilio Cavezzi
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Abstract

Phlebolymphedema (PLE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial tissues that is caused by a combination of venous (primarily) and of subsequent lymphatic disorders. The chronic venous-lymphatic insufficiency is the common ground for the clinical manifestation of PLE, which is a result of an imbalanced tissue–capillary homeostasis.

Keywords

Deep Vein Thrombosis Chronic Venous Insufficiency Postthrombotic Syndrome Color Duplex Ultrasound Manual Lymphatic Drainage 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Dr.C.Elio for her contribution and to Prof. B.B.Lee for his patience.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Attilio Cavezzi
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  1. 1.Vascular UnitPoliambulatorio Hippocrates and Clinica Stella MarisSan Benedetto del Tronto (AP)Italy

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