TITLE

lymphangiectasis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1278
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "lymphangiectasis" is presented. The term refers to benign swelling in all or part of an extremity, as the result of dilation of the subcutaneous and deep lymphatic vessels. The condition occurs mostly in children and may be severe enough to cause deformity. The complication of surgery or radiation therapy for cancer can cause acquired lymphangiectasis.
ACCESSION #
21234633

 

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