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Although there is currently no cure available for lymphedema, a number of medical and surgical treatments have been attempted with variable outcomes. Long-term application of pressure wraps and antibiotics to prevent infections may be successful in some patients, while rest and massage seem to not help in treating the condition. There are also various surgical techniques that are used to treat lymphedema, but none have demonstrated consistent results.
As there is no cure available, most veterinarians focus on alleviating secondary symptoms and complications such as lameness. Severe forms of lymphedema may be fatal for the dog; however, there are cases in which puppies with pelvic limp involvement fully recover.
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
Found underneath the dermis
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
The area inside a given tissue or organ
The collection of fluid in the tissue
When a certain organ or vital tissue fails to properly or fully develop.
Any type of pain or tenderness or lack of soundness in the feet or legs of animals