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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 October;169(5):269-71

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language: English

Primary lymphedema and pregnancy: case report and review of literature

De Fátima Guerreiro Godoy M. 1, Martins Camargo A. R. 2, Pereira De Godoy J. M. 3, Bordin N. 1

1 Occupational Therapist, doctorate Student of the Medicine School, in São José do Rio Preto – FAMERP; professor of the Lato Sensu Post Graduation course on Lymphovenous Reabilitation of the Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto – FAMERP, Research Capes - Brazil 2 Physiotherapist; student of the Lato Sensu Post Graduation Course on Lymphovenous Rehabilitation of the Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto- FAMERP - Brazil 3 Professor, PhD, Livre Docente of the Stricto Sensu Post Graduation Course of the Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto – FAMERP and CNPq Researcher - Brazil 4 Department of Gynecology and Obstretrics of Medicine School in São José do Rio, Preto-FAMERP - Brazil


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The aim of this study was to assess the evolution of lymphedema of the legs during pregnancy. The evolution of lymphedematous limbs of two pregnant women is reported. One suffered from elephantiasis Grade and the other Grade II Lymphedema.Pregnancy aggravates lymphedema when inadequately treated, however regular clinical treatment reduces the edema.Pregnant women suffering from edema require maintenance of the treatment during the gestational period.

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