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Lymphedema

Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

…nutritional loss. Primary or congenital causes may be varied: focal (intestinal only) Lymphangiectasia; diffuse (widespread) lymphatic abnormalities; chylothorax (collection of high fat lymphatic fluid in chest cavity); lymphedema (swelling); chylous ascites (collection of high fat lymphatic fluid in abdominal cavity); and thoracic duct obstruction. The symptoms of this intestinal disorder include weight loss, chronic diarrhea, vomiting and…

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