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Researchers are collecting information, saliva, blood and tissue from subjects with lymphedema to store for future research.
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-17T11:03:48-0400
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues that causes swelling, most often in the arms and/or legs, and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can occur ...
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) for arm lymphedema in women following treatment for breast cancer, to evalu...
The first aim of this research project is to identify what factors motivate patients to seek assessment for early lymphedema and further, to gain insight into the signs and symptoms of dev...
RATIONALE: The Flexitouch lymphedema system may lessen lymphedema caused by treatment for breast cancer. It is not yet known whether the Flexitouch lymphedema system is more effective than...
Breast lymphedema (swelling due to fluid) is a common complication of breast cancer therapy. Unlike lymphedema in the arm, breast lymphedema is not as well-known and has not been studied. ...
Lymphedema following regional nodal irradiation (RNI) is a severe complication that could be minimized without significantly compromising nodal coverage if the anatomic region(s) associated with lymph...
Breast cancer-related lymphedema is an adverse effect of breast cancer surgery affecting nearly 30% of US breast cancer survivors (BCS). Our previous analysis showed that, even 12 years after cancer ...
Symptoms associated with midline lymphedema are not fully understood and it is unclear if symptoms associated with swelling in the head and neck are similar to those associated with swelling in the tr...
Health-related quality of life is measured to detect the influence of lymphedema on physical, functional, and social aspects of life in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL).
Primary lymphedema results from the anomalous development of the lymphatic system that typically presents during infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Adult-onset primary lymphedema is rare and has not ...
A malignant tumor originating from the endothelial cells of lymphatic vessels. Most lymphangiosarcomas arise in an arm secondary to radical mastectomy but they sometimes complicate idiopathic lymphedema. The lymphedema has usually been present for 6 to 10 years before malignant changes develop. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1866)
Edema due to obstruction of lymph vessels or disorders of the lymph nodes.
A form of elephantiasis caused by soil particles which penetrate the skin of the foot. It is limited to tropical regions with soils of high volcanic content.
Disorder of adipose tissue characterized by symmetric and bilateral enlargement of the lower extremities due to abnormal deposition of SUBCUTANEOUS FAT often in obese women. It is associated with HEMATOMA, pain and may progress to secondary LYMPHEDEMA which is known as lipolymphedema.
Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).