types of lymphedema

Lymphedema refers to proliferation of subcutaneous fibrous connective tissue and fatty sclerosis caused by repeated infection of soft tissue fluid on the surface caused by leakage of lymphatic fluid in some parts of the body and obstruction of flow return. In the early stage of lymphedema, limb swelling may occur at the core, but can be relieved by raising the limb. In the advanced stage, swelling of the extremityd is usually obvious, with rough superficial keratinization and may have skin cracks, ulcers, or wart-like objects.

I. Types of lymphedema

1. Early-onset primary lymphedema can be divided into lymphoid hypoplasia with subcutaneous lymphoid defects, lymph node and lymphatic vessels are small and small, and lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are proliferated.

2. Development is inferior to the most common type, both lymphedemaat simple as atrophic are congenital.

3. Early-onset lymphedema is more common in adolescent or young women, and symptoms are worse during menstruation.

Second, the method of diagnosis of lymphedema

1. Puncture tissue fluid analysis diagnosis, subcutaneous edema tissue fluid analysis is useful for differential diagnosis of difficult cases.

2. The method of injecting a contrast agent into the lymph vesselsattics and show the morphology of the lymphatic system on radiographs.

3. The currently valuable intraocular angiography of the static lymphatic system explores the patient's lower abdomen and inguinal region using static images and calculates the isotopic number of inguinal lymph nodes.

4. Isotopic images for the study of chronic diseases Lymphatic function in lymphedema, suggesting that the degree of lymphatic regression of the limb toaffected is related to the severity of the lymphedema.

5. Ultrasound vascular non-invasive detection technology also helps to identify venous edema and lymphedema.

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