Obrzęk limfatyczny – przegląd literatury


Author(s): Pawel Macek, Andrzej Stanisławek, Stanislaw Góźdź

Review of literature relating to the lymphoedema and diagnostic as well as therapeutic possibilities is the subject of this paper. Lymphoedema being agglomeration of high-protein substances in stromal spaces is the chronic disease and handicaps physical and mental sphere of the patients. Disturbances of lymph flow in lymphatic vessel are being the main reason of the formation of lymphoedema. Inappropriately treatment of lympoedema leads to its fixation, destruction of lymphatic vessel, intensification disease symptoms, skin changes (hyperkeratosis and papillomatosis) and break continuity of the skin. In the paper the authors presented the classification of the lymphoedema as well as characterization of reasons of its formation. There were discussed the most frequent preservative, surgical and pharmacological methods of the treatment of primary and secondary lymphoedema.

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  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Skowronska-Gardas

    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology Center-Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Serban-Dan Costa

    Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of the University of Otto von Guericke (Magdeburg, Germany)