Brawny edema | definition of brawny edema by Medical dictionary

non·pit·ting e·de·ma

swelling of subcutaneous tissues that cannot be indented easily by compression. Usually due to metabolic abnormality, such as increased glycosaminoglycan content, like that which occurs in Graves disease (pretibial myxedema) or in early phase of scleroderma.

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A change typical of chronic venous insufficiency, which is characterised by thickening, induration, liposclerosis and non-pitting oedema; the brawny color is due to hemosiderin from lysed RBCs; with chronic ischaemia, the skin undergoes atrophy, necrosis, and stasis ulceration, surrounded by a rim of dry, scaling, and pruritic skin

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brawny edema

Vascular medicine A change typical of chronic venous insufficiency, characterized by thickening, induration, liposclerosis and non-pitting edema; the brawny color is due to hemosiderin from lysed RBCs; with chronic ischemia, the skin undergoes atrophy, necrosis, and stasis ulceration, surrounded by a rim of dry, scaling, and pruritic skin

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non·pit·ting e·de·ma

(non-pit’ing ĕ-dē’mă)

Swelling of subcutaneous tissues that cannot be indented easily by compression; usually due to metabolic abnormality, such as increased glycosaminoglycan content, like that which occurs in Graves disease (pretibial myxedema) or in early phase of scleroderma
Synonym(s): brawny edema.

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