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Table 4 Lymphedema assessments

From: Low rate of lymphedema after extended pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by pelvic irradiation of node-positive prostate cancer

Variable No. of patients (n=22) % Comment
LRV    
<5% 17 77 1 compression stockings
5-10% 3 14  
<10% 2 9 1 malformation
Palpable increase of consistency 8 36  
Pitting edema 4 18  
TDC 0 0  
Compression stockings    
Before assessment 2 9  
Initiated 1 5  
Reported symptom (from patients)    
Tension 5 23 3 legs, 1 knee, 1 knee/leg
Heaviness 4 18 3 legs & thighs, 1 leg
Swelling 11 50 5 legs, 3 thighs, 1 knee, 3 feet, 1 pubic, 1 knee/toe
Pain 6 27 1 sole, 1 limb, 4 thighs
Tingling 1 5 leg
Numbness 2 9 Sole, knee/leg/feet
Cramp 4 18 2 limb, 1 foot, 1 leg
Warmth 1 5 Knee/leg/feet
Life limiting symptoms 7 32 2 much, 2 partly, 3 a little
  1. LRV=lymphedema relative volume.
  2. TDC=tissue dielectric constant.