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LYMPHEDEMA AS THE FIRST MANIFESTATION OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE

Authors
  • A Rigas
  • A Kostakis
  • M Safioleas
  • G Vaos
  • C Zonas
  • G Skalkeas

Abstract

Two cases of Hodgkin's disease are described, initi­ally manifested with unilateral lymphedema of the lower extremity. The appearance of pronounced lymphedema of a lower extremity, as the first clinical manifestation and presenting sign of Hodgkin's disease is extremely rare. The surgical treatment of this condition consisted in removal of the involved lymph nodes of the inguinofemoral area and at the same time in omental transposition of a lymphatic communication of the afflicted area with the peri­toneal cavity. The procedure was successful in ameliorating the lymphedema. No episodes of post operative cellulitis occurred and good functional capacity of the extremity was achieved.

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Rigas, A. & Kostakis, A. & Safioleas, M. & Vaos, G. & Zonas, C. & Skalkeas, G., (1981) “LYMPHEDEMA AS THE FIRST MANIFESTATION OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE”, Lymphology 14(3), p.138-140.

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Published on
23 Sep 1981
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