Lymphoedema secondary; secondary lymphedema; secondary lymphoedema
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Acquired, unilateral or bilateral lymphedema as a result of acquired disturbances in lymph transport. S.a.u. lymphedema, primary.
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Causes of secondary lymphedema are:
- Tumours that obliterate the lymphatic system
- Chronic soft tissue infections (e.g. recurrent erysipelas, herpes simplex, lymphogranuloma inguinale; chromomycosis)
- Postoperative condition (e.g. after lymphadenectomy)
- Disturbances of the lymphatic drainage in the wake of radiotherapy
- Parasite infestation (e.g. filarial infestation; see filariasis below)
- Artificial lymphedema (Secrétan syndrome).
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Occurs mainly in older people.
Incoming links (3)Compression pneumatic intermittent; Compression, pneumatic intermittent; Lymphedema, idiopathic;
Outgoing links (8)Chromomycosis; Erysipelas; Filariasis; Herpes simplex virus infections; Lymphedema, artificial; Lymphedema (overview); Lymphedema, primary; Venereal lymphogranuloma;
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