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or lym·phoe·de·ma  (lĭm′fə-dē′mə)
Swelling, especially in subcutaneous tissues, as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes, with accumulation of lymph in the affected region.
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Noun1.lymphedema - swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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n. linfedema, edema causado por una obstrucción en los vasos linfáticos.
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These features could occur following any cause of lymphoedema. The following all point towards podoconiosis rather than lymphatic filariasis: the onset on one side many months before the other side is affected; the persisting lack of symmetry, with one leg being affected significantly more than the other; and the lack of involvement of the scrotum with lymphoedema.
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition occurring in some metastatic cancers (eg breast, bowel, prostate) and is found in around five to 10 per cent of all new palliative patients.
The team from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has scooped a top national award for their work to improve the care of patients suffering from lymphoedema.
Nodal excision is thought to be a critical factor in the development of lymphoedema. Lymph nodes appear to control pre-nodal and post-nodal pressures.
Miss Boggiano, a musical theatre student at the Italia Conti Academy in London, has lymphoedema, a failure of the lymphatic system - which regulates the movement of fluids around the body - causing limbs to retain water and balloon.
In the end Janine, who works for Sofa Sofa and is from Rhymney, visited her GP and was diagnosed with lymphoedema, a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in the body tissues causing swelling and infections, usually in the arms or legs.
Sue Judge, from Fairfield in Stockton, was left with one arm three quarters bigger than the other after she developed lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer.
Councillor Bill Hancox, during his year as the borough's mayor, decided to raise money for the Lymphoedema Service, which is based at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
Molly Cuthbert, 21, of Stocksfield, was born with lymphoedema, which causes swelling of her left leg, right arm and the left side of her face.
Molly Cuthbert was born with lymphoedema, which causes swelling of her left leg, right arm and the left side of her face, "like a zigzag" across her body.