Identifying fibrosis in every stage of lymphedema

Fibrosis is the thickening, hardening, or scarring of tissues in the body. It may be a result of surgery or other medical treatments such as radiation therapy, or there may be other causes such as injury, infection or inflammation.

There are several types of fibrosis related to lymphedema. In this article Lymphatic Education & Rsearch Network (LERN) discusses two types: surgical and lymphostatic fibrosis.

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