Observations on the deep lymphatic circulation of the limbs and on its function. (The deep lymphatic vessels in the post-phlebitic syndrome of the lower extremities)

E. Tosatti, G. Accarpio, C. Campisi

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Abstract

In 60% of patients with post-phlebitic syndrome lymphography of the lower extremity shows involvement of the deep system. In 77% of the patients there was an increase in the number and caliber of the deep lymphatic vessels. They frequently appear elongated, tortuous, and ectatic but usually do not show signs of insufficiency. It appears as if these vessels act as collaterals and compensate for deficiencies of the deep venous circulation. Multiple lympholymphatic and lymphovenous communications have been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalLymphology
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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