Brawny Oedema

Oedema

Leg with oedema in the ankle
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In medicine the term brawny refers to an area or structure (usually an arm or leg) that is firmly swollen with fluid (oedema) due to an obstruction to the lymphatic drainage. It may occur after the lymph nodes in the armpit are removed for the treatment of breast cancer.

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(Last modified: 26th Sep 2014)

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