LM – Lymphatic Vessel Malformations [Lead Sheet]

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What would you do if these people were your patient? Your child?

Lymphatic Blebs.
INCLDUES CAPILLARY MALFORMATIONS ???
INCLUDES SMAALL CAPILLARY MALFORMATIONS ???

. . . hypertrophy as well ???

Lymphatic System Anatomy – Bing video

A Clinical Overview of Lymphatic Vascular Malformations – LE&RN – ACP – Bing video

Vascular Malformations- Including Port Wine Stains, Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, and Many Others – Bing video

Lymphatic Vascular Pathology including a Q&A – LE&RN – ACP – Bing video

Normal Lymphatic Anatomy and Flow – Bing video

The Lymphatic System, All you need to know. – Bing video

The Lymphatic System explained in 5 minutes – Lymph Vessels – Lymph Ducts – Lymph Nodes – Animation – Bing video

Lymphatic System: Crash Course A&P #44 – Bing video

The Best Guide to the Lymphatic System – Bing video

Lymphatic system – Bing video

The lymphatic drainage system – Bing video

Step by Step Lymphatic Drainage Massage Tutorial – Bing video

Lymphatic Drainage Massage by a Lymphedema Physical Therapist- Why it’s Important & How to Do it – Bing video

Lymphatic Drainage of Upper Limb | Lymph Vessels & Lymph Nodes – Bing video

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatment – Bing video

SYNTHESIS – ANALYSIS – FEEDBACK – EDUCATION

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It is difficult to demonstrate Lymphatic Vessel Malformations as a discrete symptom, a single symptom. These so often are present along with Capillary and/or Vein malformations. A common, but not always present visual is swelling of the affected area. Another is the purple, red-purple, sometimes red blister looking features. These are sometimes called “blebs”. Mine when they break open shed a slimy, sticky substance that is both bloody and clear at the same time. My doctors reported that this is lymphatic fluid. My lymphatic involvement is at the lesser end of the spectrum. The middle picture is less me. The far right picture more me, except that this person has a hypertrophy component – boney and/or soft tissue overgrowth. The picture on the left shows more like they have vain malformations as a complexity added to lymphatic malformations. Please keep in mind that I’m not a physician. I am relying on information I have gathered over the years talking to fellow travelers and observing medical presentations. Please ask your physicians and confirm your understandings.

Lymphatic vessels are said to be indistinguishable from veins in early gestational development. These at some point are triggered to specialize as the vacuum cleaners of our tissues returning the spent blood along with the secretions of cells and other nasty stuff to the hear for recirculation after the lymph nodes clean up things like infectious material first, I don’t have a direct reference yet, but I would bet that those with major swelling issues can point to a lymphatic vessel malformations. I also would bet that our issues with cellulitis and then sepsis trace back to these malformations. The lymphatic vessels are the least directly visible of the malformations. Its the swelling these cause that we notice the most, the blebs being the next most visible.

INFORMATION SOURCES

  1. OXFORD
  2. DermNet NZ – New Zealand
  3. ENTO KEY | OTOLARYNGOLOGY & OPHTHALMOLOGY INSIGHT
  4. RADY’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL – USA, CA, San Diego
  5. MOUNT SINAI
  6. BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
  7. MAYO CLINIC, USA, Minnesota, Rochester
  8. JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL – USA, Maryland
  9. UCLA
  10. NTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR STUDIES OF VASCULAR ANOMALIES

SUPPORT-RESOURCES

  1. NORD
  2. NOVA
  3. CLOVES SG
  4. PROS SG
  5. M-CM SG – Netherlands

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