Semin intervent Radiol 2021; 38(02): 189-193
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727162
Review Article

Evaluation and Management of Patients with Leg Swelling: Therapeutic Options for Venous Disease and Lymphedema

Kimberly Scherer
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
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Neil Khilnani
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
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Abstract

Lower extremity swelling is a common condition which has a variety of etiologies and can be challenging to diagnose and manage. Swelling is usually the result of the accumulation of interstitial fluid in the subcutaneous tissues. Common etiologies include systemic, superficial, and deep venous, and lymphatic disorders. Leg swelling can occur bilaterally or unilaterally, with venous disorders being one of the most common causes of unilateral lower extremity edema.



Publication History

Publication Date:
03 June 2021 (online)

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