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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 248--250

Lymphangiectasis of lower limb: A rare challenging case

Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, U.P, India

Correspondence Address:
Visweswar Bhattacharya
B33/14-16, Gandhi Nagar, Naria, Varanasi - 221 005, U.P
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.59292

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Lymphangiectasis usually occurs in the viscera. Involvement of the lower limb is very rare. It is difficult to establish the diagnosis without detailed investigations. Clinical features are peculiar and may mimic lymphoedema of different origins which needs to be ruled out. Contrary to the expectation, the post-operative result is excellent in the long-term follow-up.


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