The diseases of the lymphatics appear almost exclusively on the legs. Only occasionally are the arms, trunk and even head involved. The visual evidence of lymphatic disease is lymphedema, an edema or swelling that is the result of impaired lymphatic return. The protein-rich lymph accumulates in tissue when reabsorption is hindered or when the lymphatics are absent (congenital absence or surgical removal) or blocked. One speaks of two types of lymphedema.
KeywordsTurner Syndrome Noonan Syndrome Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Congenital Absence Tinea Pedis
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