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Comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema in Children

Primary and secondary lymphedema in children is relatively rare, but carries with it the significant and lifelong burden of having to manage chronic swelling and prevent secondary complications. Here I describe pediatric lymphedema (also called ‘paediatric lymphoedema’), and the special considerations for diagnosis, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complications. The majority of patients…

Could Lymphedema Cause Arteriosclerosis?

New research is pointing to a possible link between lymphedema and arteriosclerosis – a potentially lethal vascular condition. Is arteriosclerosis a complication of lymphedema that patients should be worried about? Arteriosclerosis is a hardening and thickening of the arteries. These vascular changes can eventually restrict blood flow to organs and…