A case of familial unilateral tight shoe

Sinha, Rajiv; Raman, Vivek; Inusa, Baba
June 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2007, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p501
Academic Journal
The article reports a case of a 13-year old girl with primary lymphoedema (praecox subtype), confirmed by lymphoscintigraphy that showed reduced lymphatic drainage from the left leg. In these patients, lymphatic transport capacity is reduced due to hypoplastic lymphatic channels. Management is commonly conservative with weight loss, good hygiene and avoidance of local trauma/tight garments being most useful. Surgery may be helpful in severe cases.


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