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SECONDARY LYMPHEDEMA (SLE)
Secondary lymphedema is an acquired disorder caused by damage to the lymphatic system.
Additional causes are due to:
SLE usually develops near the location where lymphatic structures have been removed or damaged.
Most commonly SLE is diagnosed in the arms and legs; however, lymphedema also affects other body parts and these cases are named for this affected area.
Another possibility is that the condition can be named for the cause.
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