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Lymphedema

Date: 2023-12-05

Topic: Lymphedema

 

  1. Is the swelling going to go away?

No, this is a lifelong disorder in most cases.

 

  1. Could this have been prevented?

No, primary lymphedema is most likely owing to abnormal embryologic development.

 

  1. If the lymph channels have been abnormal since birth, why does the swelling present during adolescence?

No one really knows; hormones may affect lymphedema.

 

(Modified from 5-Minute Pediatric Consult book)

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