Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 126–127 | Cite as

Rheumatoid lymphoedema

  • V. M. Kyle
  • M. De Silva
  • G. Hurst
Case Report


Bilateral upper limb oedema due to lymphatic obstruction, is an uncommon complication of rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.). We report a case in which a 40 year old male with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis developed gross pitting oedema of the left arm. Lymphangiography showed lymphatic obstruction in both arms; within two months the right arm also became oedematous.

Key Words

Rheumatoid Arthritis Lymphoedema Upper Limb Lymphangiography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Kyle
    • 1
  • M. De Silva
    • 1
  • G. Hurst
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Rheumatology ResearchAddenbrooke's HospitalCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAddenbrooke's HospitalCambridgeEngland

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