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is there a relationship between lymphedema and lymphoma

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Only if the lymphedema was caused by enlarged lymph nodes blocking the lymphatic flow.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: A metal implant requires an incision. Any incision could disrupt lymphatic chains and also produce infection, these two factors commonly produce lymph ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes : There are tropical filarial diseases that can cause permanent lymphatic damage and result in a condition such as elephantiasis, a form of severe lymph ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Any disruption of the lymph vessels (from surgery or radiation) can lead to lymphedema.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Tissue diagnosis: It is not feasible to make or exclude a diagnosis of lymphoma based on the information your provided. Generally it takes removal of the involved lymph ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Retained in spleen: The spleen can be quite large and contain really high numbers of malignant lymphocytes. In these cases, both normal and malignant lymphocytes can be l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leon Egozi
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes they can be related. Lymph edema can be due to the venous stasis
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Unclear, but...: Do you refer to having existing leg edema and local subcutaneous infection 6 months ago with some residual leg swelling? sunburn may exaggerate the lo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Not likely: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. There are some new micro surgical techniques ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not in near future: Lymphatic reconstruction is still a chimeric notion, all available methods have failed.
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