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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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If primary lymphedema presents at birth, but exists before the age of 35 years, it is named lymphedema praecox. This form is common and it frequently arises during puberty or pregnancy.
Primary lymphedema is a rare disorder and often related to gene defect.3 It is representative of lymphatic malformation and typically classified by age of onset including congenital lymphedema lymphedema praecox and lymphedema tarda.
1) Lymphedema praecox of Meige type, clinically evident at puberty and not associated with extra cutaneous features.