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Lymphedema

Lymphedema --> lymphoedema

(Science: dermatology, oncology) swelling of the subcutaneous tissues caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage.

It results from fluid accumulation and may arise from surgery, radiation or the presence of a tumour in the area of the lymph nodes.


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