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Vulvar Disease pp 337-339 | Cite as

Vulvar Edema

  • Jacob Bornstein
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Abstract

Edema is defined as a palpable swelling produced by expansion of the interstitial fluid volume. Vulvar edema is composed of plasma or lymph. Most cases involve the labia minora, which is composed of loose connective tissue, lymphatics, and blood vessels. Edema may affect one or both sides of the vulva [1, 2].

References

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    Pinto e Silva MP, Bassani MA, Miquelutti MA, Marques Ade A, do Amaral MT, de Oliveira MM, Ferreira Nde O. Manual lymphatic drainage and multilayer compression therapy for vulvar edema: a case series. Physiother Theory Pract. 2015;31(7):527–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Bornstein
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Galilee Medical Center, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of MedicineNahariyaIsrael

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