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Primary childhood lymphoedema is a rare disorder, attributed to constitutional lymphatic system abnormality(ies), with familial, syndromic and nonsyndromic forms, associated or not with known gene mutation(s). Lymphoedema treatment for adults is based on complete decongestive physiotherapy, comprised of an initial intensive phase, to reduce volume that includes low-stretch bandaging, manual lymph drainage, exercises and skin care, followed by a maintenance phase, essentially based on wearing an elastic garment. Recommendations addressing upper limb lymphoedema after breast cancer, exclusively for adult women, were extrapolated to primary lymphoedema. For children, conservative nonsurgical management requiring parents' commitment is not consensual and differs according to the team; some teams developed new surgical techniques. Low-stretch bandages are the cornerstone of therapy to reduce lymphoedema volume in adults but no specific data on children are available. We retrospectively analysed a large cohort of children with primary lower limb lymphoedema treated with low-stretch bandages. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: The British journal of dermatology
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The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.
Stretch receptors found in the bronchi and bronchioles. Pulmonary stretch receptors are sensors for a reflex which stops inspiration. In humans, the reflex is protective and is probably not activated during normal respiration.
Distinct regions of mesenchymal outgrowth at both flanks of an embryo during the SOMITE period. Limb buds, covered by ECTODERM, give rise to forelimb, hindlimb, and eventual functional limb structures. Limb bud cultures are used to study CELL DIFFERENTIATION; ORGANOGENESIS; and MORPHOGENESIS.
The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.
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