Recurrent Left-Sided Pleural Effusions in a Patient With Chronic Lymphedema
Citrus Memorial Hospital
chronic lymphedema, hereditary lymphedema, hereditary lymphedema type 1, lymphedema, milroy’s disease, primary lymphedema
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Internal Medicine
Chronic lymphedema can lead to several long-term complications. The causes of lymphedema can be primary, due to a genetic source, or secondary to procedures, trauma, or other conditions. Primary hereditary lymphedema, as in the case of Milroy's disease, is rare. Because of the condition's rarity, case reports mostly involve presentations to monitor for. Here we document a case of Milroy's disease in a 70-year-old woman with recurrent left lung effusions.
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Slater KN, Ahmed S, Obodo U, Son S, Modi F. Recurrent Left-Sided Pleural Effusions in a Patient With Chronic Lymphedema. Cureus. 2022;14(12):e33167. doi:10.7759/cureus.33167