Lymphovenous diseases are conditions that affect the lymphatic system and the veins. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and tissues that helps to remove excess fluid, waste products, and other substances from the body. It also plays a role in the immune system, helping to defend the body against infection and disease. The veins are blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart. When there is a problem with the lymphatic system or the veins, it can cause a variety of symptoms and complications. Some examples of lymphovenous diseases include lymphedema, deep vein thrombosis, and chronic venous insufficiency.
There is essentially accumulation of body fluid / blood in the tissues leading to abnormal enlargement of the body or its parts. It can cause tissues to become extremely large at any place in the body, however most frequently occurs in the legs. It can be caused due to multiple factors and is mostly treated by normal physicians with compression and reassurance. These conditions can hence foster long term disability.
A Vascular Surgeon determines the cause of these malformations, treats them and ultimately remove the excess tissue causing the recurrent ulcers.
This is a patient in his middle ages with a slow growing mass in his right calf slowly over 10 years duration. He predominantly had a standing job due to which he was adviced long term use of compression bandages and garments. However in view of recurrent ulcers at the base of the swelling, he started seeking opinions and landed up with us.
Kindly visit your Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon for any Lymphovenous Disorders.