Etiology and Classification of Lymphatic Disorders
Beyond lymphedema, in its diverse manifestations, there is a spectrum of human disease that directly or indirectly alters lymphatic structure and function. Not surprisingly, the symptomatic and objective presentation of these patients is quite heterogeneous. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis pose distinct challenges. In this overview, the various categories of lymphatic disease are enumerated and viewed through the prism of lymphatic embryological development (Chap. 4).
KeywordsNoonan Syndrome Lymphatic Endothelial Cell Lymphatic Vasculature Secondary Lymphedema Lymphangioma Circumscriptum
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