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Lymphatic edema of limbs

Lymphatic edema of limbs is a more severe form of lymphatic congestion. The lymphatic flow is impaired which results in accumulation of lymph in the extracellular space.
The affected limb thickens, hands and feet are swollen like cobs, fingers become like sausages and skin becomes thinner.

Unpleasant symptoms are: skin tension, restricted movements, clumsy hands. In severe cases radiating pain and loss of sensation may occur due to nerves being under pressure.

In case of edema of limbs elevation of the extremity, wearing a flexible bandage, medical exercise, protection of the skin of the swollen area and wearing compression stockings can be beneficial



Lymph node, lymph duct scintigraphy, SPECT-CT