Lower Extremity Lymphedema: A Retrospective Analysis of Risk Factors

Lower Extremity Lymphedema: A Retrospective Analysis of Risk Factors
The notion that cancer (CA) is responsible for causing more than 90% of all cases of secondary lower extremity (LE) lymphedema continues remain dominant, while its relationship to obesity, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and other etiologies remains grossly overlooked. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that secondary LE lymphedema a) has the highest prevalence amongst patients with obesity and CVI versus those affected by CA, and b) is often the product of several etiologies. ... read more
Source: Journal of Vascular NursingPublished on 2018-06-01