Volume 10, Issue 3 (7-2022)                   J. Pediatr. Rev 2022, 10(3): 253-256 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Hospital da Criança e Maternidade, School of Medicine Sao Jose do Rio Preto and Member Research Group at Clínica Godoy, Brazil.
2- School of Universidade Brasil, Fernandopolis, Brazil. , godoyjmp@gmail.com
3- School of Medicine, São José do Rio Preto and Member Research Group at Clínica Godoy, São Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil.
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The present research aimed to report the treatment of primary congenital lymphedema using the Godoy method with a 17-year follow-up period. A 2-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. The patient was made to use hand-crafted stockings made of grosgrain fabric. When the child reached 10 years of age, mechanical lymphatic therapy was conducted. A considerable reduction in the edema was achieved but with periods of improvement and worsening. In the last 4 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 in controlling edema in cases of primary congenital lymphedema. When the family has difficulties, others who take care of the child should get 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 | Published: 2022/07/1

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