lymphedema

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lymphedema

[¦lim·fə¦dē·mə]
(medicine)
Edema resulting from lymph vessel obstruction.
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This case report describes the developments in the clinical treatment of a patient with primary congenital lymphedema. Only one form of therapy, cervical stimulation as proposed by Godoy & Godoy was used until the age of six (see video in [10]) [10-13].
Congenital lymphedema accounts for 10%25% of all primary lymphedema cases, with females affected twice as often as males (Revis, 2005).
Congenital lymphedema from Millroy's disease is quite rare and generally not a presentation at birth.
The short film 'A Perfect Pair' spotlighting Taiwan's efforts to help 13-year-old Nguyen Thi Loan of Vietnam overcome congenital lymphedema in her left leg was recently released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In respect to congenital lymphedema, there is variability in signs and symptoms between families and the age at onset varies; there are more than four known genetically distinct conditions and mutations in three genes have been discovered in families with lymphedema [4].

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