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What are the main factors in edema formation?
1. INCREASED capillary hydrostatic PRESSURE
2. DECREASED plasma PROTEINS
3. INCREASED capillary permeability
4. BLOCKAGE of LYMPHATIC RETURN
What is the Definition of Lymphedema?
An ABNORMAL accucumulation of PROTEIN rich FLUID in the INTERSTITIUM, which causes CHRONIC INFLAMMATION.
What is Primary Lymphedema ?
an accumulation of protein rich fluid in the interstitium due to a low volume (MECHANICAL) insufficiancy of the lymphatic system.
What is Secondary Lymphedema?
There is a KNOWN cause of this fluid usually a result of surgery, radiation, Trauma, Cancer, Infection,etc.
The most common cause of lymphodema is?
Cancer
Is Lymphedema a disease or a symptom?
DISEASE