Posted by: patoconnor | September 17, 2009

Primary lymphoedema at an unusual location triggered by nephrotic syndrome.

Primary lymphoedema at an unusual location triggered by nephrotic syndrome.

Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Jul

Tabel Y, Mungan I, Sigirci A, Gungor S.
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.

INTRODUCTION: Lymphoedema results from impaired lymphatic transport leading to the pathologic accumulation of protein-rich lymphatic fluid in the interstitial space, most commonly in the extremities. Primary lymphoedema, a developmental abnormality of the lymphatic system, may become evident later in life when a triggering event exceeds the capacity of normal lymphatic flow.

CLINICAL PICTURE: We present a 3-year-old nephrotic syndrome patient with an unusual localisation for primary lymphoedema.

TREATMENT AND OUTCOME: The patient was treated with conservative approach and she was cured. CONCLUSION: In this particular case, lymphoedema developed at an unusual localisation, which has not been recorded before.

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For additional information on Nephrotic Syndrome and how it might relate to lymphedema please see:

Lymphedema and Nephrotic Syndrome


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