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  • Diagnosis - Stages

    WE BELIEVE IN EMPOWERING PATIENTS THROUGHOUT LIFE’S JOURNEY – FROM DIAGNOSIS TO LONG-TERM CARE

    Managing a chronic illness like lymphedema over time requires a dynamic approach and active patient involvement.

    From improving diagnosis, to stabilizing the edema, to maintaining and protecting it, to long-term compliance, caring for lymphedema means supporting patients every step of the way.

  • Diagnosis - Stages

    DIAGNOSING LYMPHEDEMA - 
COMMON DIAGNOSTICS

  • Diagnosis - Stages

    DIAGNOSING LYMPHEDEMA - 
COMMON DIAGNOSTICS

  • Diagnosis - Stages

    DIAGNOSING LYMPHEDEMA - 
COMMON DIAGNOSTICS

  • Diagnosis - Stages

    DIAGNOSING LYMPHEDEMA - 
COMMON DIAGNOSTICS

    The significance of early lymphedema diagnosis should not be underestimated, because the condition can cause complications in patients who do not receive treatment. If treatment is not instigated promptly, these complications can progress and become chronic and have psychological, social and financial impacts on patients. If the patient has recently had cancer, or lymph node surgery, lymphoedema can be diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms.
    Common diagnostic tests for lymphedema are: Stemmer sign test and “pitting” edema test. In addition, imaging techniques e.g. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, CT (computerized tomography) scans, doppler ultrasound scans and lymphoscintigraphy, help to provide a more accurate diagnose of lymphedema.