Chapter 1. What is Lymphoedema?

  1. Mary Woods Clinical Nurse Specialist/Head of Lymphoedema Services, MSc. BSc., (Hons) RGN Onc. Cert.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch1

Lymphoedema Care

Lymphoedema Care

How to Cite

Woods, M. (2007) What is Lymphoedema?, in Lymphoedema Care, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146289

Online ISBN: 9780470692158

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Keywords:

  • lymphatic filariasis;
  • oedema formation;
  • lymph nodes;
  • plasma osmotic pressure;
  • infection

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • The lymphatic system

  • The physiological causes of oedema

  • Types of lymphoedema and their development

  • Diagnosing lymphoedema

  • Conclusion

  • References