Lymphorrhea

Lymphorrhea (synonym of lymphorrhea) - after lymph as a result of injury or damage to the lymphatic vessels during the operations, at break of lymphangiectasis (see). The intensity and duration of limforeei depend on the calibre of the damaged vessel or the extent of the damaged area. Long and massive lymphorrhea demands compensation lose lymph transfusions of plasma protein plasma substitutes. Lymphorrhea often terminate on their own, in resistant cases requires ligation of the vessel; on a limb to limforeei you can stop a pressure bandage (see Bandages).

Lymphorrhea (lymphorrhea; lymph + GK. rhoia - over the expiration; synonymous with lymphorrhea) the expiration of lymph from the lymphatic vessels. Comes with injuries lymph trunks (mainly the thoracic duct), if the damage them during an operation in the thoracic or abdominal cavities or bone fragments at fracture Th -VII-X or VII-IX rib with rupture of the pleura, and after operations in areas rich in lymphatic vessels, such as when the removal of the breast with axillary lymph nodes. Lymphorrhea from the thoracic duct in the wound in the chest can cause hilesmaa the pleurisy (chylothorax) or hilesmaa the ascites.
Spontaneous rupture of lymph vessels in lymphangiectasia can also cause limforeei. Depending on localization of the damage and the degree of stagnation in the vessels of the lymphatic system lymph can only oozing or expire drops and even jet. Lymphorrhea lasts from several hours to several days. It is able to stop, resume and take cyclical, repeating through 2-4-6 weeks. The intensity L. can be very large: loss of lymph to several liters very weakens the sick. In these cases, you must substitute transfusion of blood plasma. The strongest L. occurs when damage to the thoracic duct and lymphangiectasia lower extremities, scrotum, the female external genitalia.
Treatment. Patient is placed in a bed with a raised leg, put a pressure bandage. If lymphorrhea does not stop, then at the hole from which to extract the lymph, impose cross-stitch. When L. from the thoracic duct produce ligation (see the Thoracic duct).