Our interest is swelling — but what’s in a name?

We seem to have made strides in our ability to differentiate between lipoedemas and myxoedemas on the basis of clinical testing and presentation, but there is still a lot of uncertainly it seems when it comes to defining the boundaries between chronic oedema and lymphoedema. 

Authors

  • Neil Piller

    Director, Lymphoedema Research Unit, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

  • BB Lee

    Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, USA

  • Jane Rankin

    Lead for Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland, Physiotherapy Department, Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast

  • Vaughan Keeley

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby

  • Robyn Box

    Physiotherapist, Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer Oncology, Grange, Australia

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