Lymphedema is a progressive condition of excessive protein edema, which in time leads to chronic inflammation and irreversible fibrosis. Ulcers associated with phlebolymphedema are a consequence of long-standing lymphedema combined with underlying venous insufficiency. The true incidence of this condition remains unknown, because it is seldom correctly recognized. Identification of the etiology of ulcerogenesis is a key step in successful treatment of all ulcers of the lower extremity. This step is especially important for ulcers caused by phlebolymphedema to guide appropriate therapy.
KeywordsLymphatic System Spin Echo Venous Insufficiency Honeycomb Pattern Perforator Vein
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