Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. The swelling of tissue due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dropsical condition of the tissues due to obstruction to the flow of lymph.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas

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Examples

  • These devices are commonly referred to as a lymphedema pumps.

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  • Patients whose lymphatic system is obstructed a condition called lymphedema that may result from parasites or from radiation treatment for cancer often exhibit swelling in the extremities, the result of pooling lymph.

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  • The biopsy procedure known as sentinel lymph node SLN dissection has been praised for averting the removal of large numbers of armpit lymph nodes during breast cancer surgery, which can lead to a painful buildup of fluid called lymphedema.

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  • But anyone starting more vigorous activity for the first time or who has particular risks – like the painful arm swelling called lymphedema that some breast cancer survivors experience – may need more specialized exercise advice, Schmitz says.

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  • Many of those shows, even the one called "My Giant Foot" — about a woman with a condition called lymphedema, which causes her left leg to swell to enormous proportions — try to cloak their voyeurism in terms of medical information or self-help.

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  • Many women experience side effects such as skin problems, fluid buildup called lymphedema, and fatigue.

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  • If your surgeon removes axillary lymph nodes, you may also experience swelling in your arm called lymphedema.

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  • Swelling from excess fluid in the lymph tissue is called lymphedema and can persist long after recovery from the cancer, said the authors of the study, led by Dr. Armando E.

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  • Among other things, removal of lymph nodes can result in a painful and debilitating condition called lymphedema, or swelling, because lymph fluids can no longer travel freely through the body.

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  • Those complications, for up to 30 percent of women, include chronic, painful swelling, called lymphedema .

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