Lymphoedema is a chronic progressive condition that results in excessive accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the tissues. This is caused by transport failure in the lymphatic system.

Types Of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is classified as primary or secondary lymphoedema. Primary lymphoedema is caused by a developmental problem with the lymphatic system and is often inherited. Secondary lymphoedema however is caused by damage to the lymphatics by a disease or surgical treatment and is the most common type of lymphoedema.

Primary Lymphoedema (rare)

Secondary Lymphoedema

Symptoms Of Lymphoedema