Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inflammatory disorders (noninfectious)

Topic Completed: 1 June 2006

Revised: 5 February 2019, last major update June 2006

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PubMed Search: Lymphedema[TI] lymph node[TI]

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Definition / general
  • Elevation of extremity, compression and massage; if necessary, excise thickened skin and replace with skin grafts
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Markedly dilated dermal lymphatics, including in lymph nodes
  • Fibrous tissue deposition in overlying skin, subcutaneous tissue and fascia
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Dilated lymphatic spaces lined by endothelium

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