Diseases, Disorders and Diagnostic Terms: Lymphatic System

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lymphoma

general term for cancer that originates in the lymphatic system

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lymphangitis

acute or chronic inflammation of lymphatic vessels and can be caused by various microorganisms

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lymphangiography

radiography of the lymphatic vessels and nodes after injection of radiopaque substance

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lymphedema

swelling caused by obstruction of the lymphatic tissue

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elephantiasis

parasitic disease usually seen in the tropics, excessive swelling of the external reproductive organs and the legs, caused by obstruction of the lymphatic vessels by parasites

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lymphadenitis

inflammation of the lymphnodes

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lymphadenopathy

any disease of the lymph nodes

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lymphadenoma

tumor of a lymph node

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tonsillitis

inflammation of the tonsils

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splenomegaly

enlarged spleen