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Vol 18, No 4 (2012)
Case reports
Published online: 2013-01-01

The role of compression therapy in venous-lymphatic disturbances — case report

Katarzyna Ochałek
Acta Angiologica 2012;18(4):168-176.

open access

Vol 18, No 4 (2012)
Case reports
Published online: 2013-01-01

Abstract

An aim of the present paper is a discussion of the case of a 51-year-old woman with a huge phlebolymphoedema
of the left lower leg. In spite the chronic nature of the swelling and coexisting disease, thanks to
the use of compression therapy in combination with physical activity, spectacular effects in the decrease of
lymphedema size the and improvement of limb function were achieved.

Keywords

chronic vein insufficiency; deep vein thrombosis; phlebolymphoedema; compression therapy; multilayer bandaging; compression garments

About this article
Title

The role of compression therapy in venous-lymphatic disturbances — case report

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 18, No 4 (2012)

Pages

168-176

Published online

2013-01-01

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2012;18(4):168-176.

Keywords

chronic vein insufficiency
deep vein thrombosis
phlebolymphoedema
compression therapy
multilayer bandaging
compression garments

Authors

Katarzyna Ochałek

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