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glossary:lymphocele

Abnormal collection of lymphatic fluid that can occur following surgery. For example, a pararenal lymphocele is seen in 10 % of renal transplants within one month of surgery. It is best visualized by ultrasound as a low echogenicity collection which may have thickened septa and internal debris. If necessary it can be drained under ultrasound guidance.

Also referred to as a lymphocyst

glossary/lymphocele.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)