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ON THE PATHOMECHANISM OF DEVELOPMENT OF POSTSURGICAL LYMPHEDEMA

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  • W Olszewski

Abstract

Lymphangiographic, histological, electronenmicroscopic, biochemical and lymph pressure studies were carried out in a group of 26 dogs after the operation for production of persistent postsurgical lymphedema.  The purpose of the study was to follow the history of development of obstructive lymphedema, and to chronologically document alterations in the limb lymphatics. The most interesting findings were: lack of correlation between the intensity of edema and radiological changes which usually preceded the appearance of edema, lack of lymph hypertension, low protein concentration, permanent patency of interendothelial junctions of lymph capillaries and ineffectiveness of the muscular pump in forcing the interstitial fluid into the lymph capillaries and propelling the lymph along the lymph collectors.

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Olszewski, W., (1973) “ON THE PATHOMECHANISM OF DEVELOPMENT OF POSTSURGICAL LYMPHEDEMA”, Lymphology 6(1), 35-51.

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30 Sep 1973
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