II. Pathophysiology

  1. Venous or lymph obstructed flow in 1-2 limbs

III. Causes: Unilateral or Asymmetric Leg Swelling

  1. Acute (especially last 72 hours)
    1. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    2. Cellulitis
    3. Local Trauma
  2. Chronic
    1. Venous Insufficiency
    2. Popliteal Cyst (Baker's Cyst)
    3. Localized lymphatic obstruction (Lymphedema)

IV. Causes: Infectious or inflammatory

V. Causes: Venous Obstruction

  1. Thrombophlebitis
  2. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
  3. Neoplasm (e.g. pelvic tumor, Lymphoma)
  4. Varicosity (Varicose Veins)
  5. Arteriovenous Fistula
  6. Lymph Node mass
  7. Aneurysm
  8. Tight clothing (e.g. Garter)
  9. May-Thurner Syndrome
    1. Left iliac vein compressed by right iliac artery

VI. Causes: Lymphatic Obstruction

  1. Filariasis
  2. Cellulitis
  3. Neoplasm
  4. Surgical excision
  5. Milroy's Disease

VII. Causes: Local Trauma or injury

  1. Bruise or Contusion
  2. Ligamentous Sprain or tendonous strain
  3. Fracture
  4. Insect Bite
  5. Snake Bite
  6. Irritant or corrosive
  7. Frostbite
  8. Sunburn
  9. Burn Injury
  10. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

VIII. Causes: Congenital

  1. Amniotic band
  2. Arteriovenous Fistula

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Ontology: Localized edema (C0013609)

Definition (NCI_CTCAE) A disorder characterized by swelling due to excessive fluid accumulation at a specific anatomic site.
Definition (NCI) Swelling due to an excessive accumulation of fluid at a specific anatomic site.
Concepts Sign or Symptom (T184)
ICD10 R60.0
SnomedCT 206892009, 158245004, 274726002, 274724004, 7939003
English Edema, localized, [D]Edema, localized, Localized oedema, [D]Edema, localized (context-dependent category), [D]Oedema, localised, Oedema, localised, Localized Edema, Oedema;localised, [D]Oedema, localised (situation), [D]Edema, localized (situation), Localised oedema (finding), Localized edema, Local edema, Local oedema, Localised oedema, Localized edema (finding), Localized edema (morphologic abnormality), Localised edema, edema; localized, edema; local, local; edema, localized; edema, Localized edema NOS, Edema;localized, localised oedema, localized edema
Italian Edema localizzato
German lokalisiertes Oedem, Umschriebenes Oedem, Lokalisiertes Oedem
Japanese 限局性浮腫, ゲンキョクセイフシュ
Spanish [D]edema localizado (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]edema localizado, [D]edema localizado (situación), edema localizado (anomalía morfológica), edema localizado (hallazgo), edema localizado, Edema localizado
Czech Lokalizovaný edém, Lokální edém
Korean 국한 부종
Hungarian Lokalizált ödéma, Lokalizált vizenyő, Lokalizált oedema
Dutch gelokaliseerd; oedeem, lokaal; oedeem, oedeem; gelokaliseerd, oedeem; lokaal, Gelokaliseerd oedeem, gelokaliseerd oedeem
Portuguese Edema localizado
French Oedème localisé

Ontology: Unilateral leg edema (C0581849)

Concepts Pathologic Function (T046)
SnomedCT 162784002
English Unilateral leg edema (finding), Unilateral leg edema (situation), unilateral edema leg, unilateral leg edema, Unilateral leg edema, Unilateral leg oedema
Spanish edema de pierna unilateral (hallazgo), edema de pierna unilateral (situación), edema de pierna unilateral