Title

Recurrent Left-Sided Pleural Effusions in a Patient With Chronic Lymphedema

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Citrus Memorial Hospital

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

12-31-2022

Keywords

chronic lymphedema, hereditary lymphedema, hereditary lymphedema type 1, lymphedema, milroy’s disease, primary lymphedema

Disciplines

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Internal Medicine

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

COinS