Tag: lymphedema

  • Big Arms

    Big Arms

    The “big guys” is the colloquial term corresponding to the upper extremity lymphedema. It is a disease whose origin is almost exclusively secondary treatment of breast cancer although there are other rarer causes (axillary lymph node biopsy for diagnostic purposes, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with axillary irradiation). [1] Prolonged lymphatic stasis increases the volume…