Post-Arterial Reconstruction Edema, Are Lymphatic Channels to Blame?

Fernandez, M. J.; Davies, W. T.; Tyler, A.; Owen, G. M.
August 1984
Angiology;Aug1984, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p475
Academic Journal
Edema which follows successful arterial reconstruction of a previously ischemic lower limb is a common observation. Most patients have no long term difficulty, but this side effect requires considerable attention to leg care and frequently delays resumption of normal activity. Earlier studies suggested various causes. This study looked into lymphatic causes. 125I RIHSA clearance was monitored in 4 patients who developed edema following femoropopliteal bypass, and 5 patients who did not develop edema following other vascular procedures. In the edematous limbs following successful femoropopliteal bypass grafting, the mean T½ was 18.4 hours when compared to 52.7 hrs. in other procedures (p<.025). This indicates increased lymphatic flow of the distal superficial lymphatics. It is concluded that post reconstruction edema is not due to lymphatic disruption but is instead of multifactorial origin.


Related Articles

  • Lipedema -- The Non-Lymphatic Masquerader. Beninson, Joseph; Edelglass, John W. // Angiology;Aug1984, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p506 

    Two cases of lipedema are presented. They illustrate this clinical syndrome which occurs almost exclusively in women and presents as grossly enlarged legs, thighs and buttocks. The etiology remains uncertain. Although infrequently diagnosed, lipedema is not rare. We report success treating such...

  • High-Altitude Hazard. Marshall, Adriene // Pulmonary Reviews;Jan2007, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p23 

    The article discusses research being done on patent foramen ovale (PFO) and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). It references a study by Y. Allemann et al published in a 2006 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association." Researchers discovered that mountain climbers who are...

  • angioedema.  // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p61 

    The article provides information on angioedema. Angioneurotic oedema is caused by allergy resulting in the rapid development of swellings similar to of the skin, but also other sites in the body. The most common causes are food allergy, insect stings, infections and drug allergy.

  • hydrochlorothiazide.  // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p288 

    The article presents information on hydrochlorothiazide, is a drug used in the treatment of edema and is administered orally.

  • e·de·ma.  // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p108 

    A definition of the term "edema" is presented. It refers to an excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissue that results in swelling.

  • CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH TRICHLORMETHIAZIDE IN EDEMA. Reisman Jr., Edward E. // Angiology;Feb1963, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p59 

    Trichlormethiazide, 2 or 4 mg, or trichlormethiazide, 2 or 4 mg with reserpine, 0.1 mg, was administered once or twice daily to 40 patients with edema. Most patients who received the diuretic alone had congestive heart disease. The patients who received the compound had essential hypertension or...

  • Oedema.  // Encyclopedic Reference of Molecular Pharmacology;2004, p683 

    This encyclopedia entry defines the term "oedema." It is an accumulation of interstitial fluid to a point where it is visible. When fluid volume reached 2-3 liters, oedema begins to form. A shift of fluid into the interstitial space due to primary disturbances in the hydraulic forces governing...

  • Edema.  // New Harvard Guide to Women's Health;2004, p214 

    Presents a women's guide to edema, also called bloating or fluid retention. Causes; Risk factors; Symptoms and diagnosis; Treatment.

  • BEAT THE bloat. Van Coevorden, Mariana; Brown, Emma-Charlotte // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);6/16/2003, p53 

    Deals with fluid retention or edema in women. Causes; Treatment; Prevention.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics