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Congenital lymphedema of the upper extremity. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18385633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study presents an unusual case of primary lymphedema of the upper extremity in a healthy 28-year-old woman. The onset of swelling of the left upper extremity was observed at birth, but was not accurately diagnosed until the patient visited our department. Diagnostic assessment included evaluating the patient's history and laboratory and radiological data, which were all normal except for the swollen upper extremity and the lymphoscintigraphy findings. The patient was diagnosed as suffering from primary lymphedema of her left arm. Complete decongestive therapy was done and her swelling mildly improved.
Authors:
Y J Sim; J H Seo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1973-9087     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465662     Medline TA:  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arm
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Lymphedema / congenital*,  diagnosis,  rehabilitation
Physical Therapy Modalities
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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