Lymphatico-osseous communication and primary lymphedema.


A lymphatico-osseous communication was demonstrated by lymphangiography in a patient with primary lymphedema of the left leg. The superficial lymph vessels were markedly hyperplastic and contrast medium was visible within the epiphyseal portions of the femur, tibia, fibula, and foot bones. Biopsy of the affected femur showed no abnormality.


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