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1- Physician Specialized in Pediatric Intensive Unit Care, fellow in Intensive Surgery Pediatric Cardiac Hospital da Criança e Maternidade-HCM- Medicine School of Sao Jose do Rio Preto(FAMERP), Brazil and Member Research Group at Clínica Godoy, Brazil.
2- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), CNPq (National Council for Research and Development), Brazil. ,
3- Nursing, Professor of Anatomy in Medicine School of Universidade Brasil-Fernandopolis, Brazil.
4- Occupational Therapist professor of the Post-Graduate Strictuo Sensu in Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP) and Member Research Group at Clínica Godoy, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil.
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The aim of the present study was to report the treatment of primary congenital lymphedema using the Godoy method® with a 17-year follow-up period. A two-month-old male patient with bilateral primary congenital lymphedema of the lower limbs was sent to the Clinica Godoy-Brazil for specialized treatment. The physical examination revealed bilateral lower limb edema affecting the feet and middle third of the legs. Was made to use hand-crafted stockings made of grosgrain fabric. When the child reached 10 years of age, mechanical lymphatic therapy. A considerable reduction in the edema was achieved, but with periods of improvement and worsening. In the last four years of the 17 years of treatment, the limbs have remained within or near the range of normality. The present findings demonstrate that the Godoy Method® is effective at controlling edema in cases of primary congenital lymphedema. When the family has difficulties, others who also take care of the child should become involved to ensure the treatment of this type of lymphedema.
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Type of Study: Case Report and Review of Literature | Subject: Pediatric Rehabilitation
Received: 2022/02/2 | Accepted: 2022/05/14

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