EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RALPH K. GHORMLEY, M.D.
General information about lymphedema tends to be somewhat confused and vague. This situation is largely the result of the relative rarity of the condition; of an inadequate knowledge of its etiology, bacteriology, and pathology, and of the lack of a comprehensive classification. Although it is impossible to rectify all these shortcomings, we feel that a presentation of the pertinent data from the records of 300 cases observed at The Mayo Clinic in the previous 10 years offers an opportunity to fill some of the gaps in knowledge. To this end, we are describing the condition, offering a clinical classification, and
ALLEN EV, GHORMLEY RK. LYMPHEDEMA OF THE EXTREMITIES: ETIOLOGY, CLASSIFICATION AND TREATMENT; REPORT OF 300 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:516–539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-5-516
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