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OBSERVATIONS ON THE DEEP LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION OF THE LIMBS AND ON ITS FUNCTION (THE DEEP LYMPHATIC VESSELS IN THE POST-PHLEBITIC SYNDROME OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES)

Authors
  • E Tosatti
  • G Accarpio
  • C Campisi

Abstract

In 60% of patients with post-phlebitic syndrome lymphography of the lower extremity shows involvement of the deep system. In 77% of the patients there was increase in the number and caliber of the deep lymphatic vessels. They frequently appear elongated, tortuous, and ectatic but usually do not show signs of insufficiency. It appears as if these vessels act as collaterals and compensate for difficiencies of the deep venous circulation. Multiple lympholymphatic and lymphovenous communications have been observed.

How to Cite:

Tosatti, E. & Accarpio, G. & Campisi, C., (1978) “OBSERVATIONS ON THE DEEP LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION OF THE LIMBS AND ON ITS FUNCTION (THE DEEP LYMPHATIC VESSELS IN THE POST-PHLEBITIC SYNDROME OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES)”, Lymphology 11(2), p.49-53.

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Published on
02 Oct 1978
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