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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Cancer
Question: swelling upper thigh with right hip mass(fluid)
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

You have mentioned the cause as fat necrosis with cystic degeneration. In this condition, there is no obstruction to lymph flow.

In lymphatic obstruction, usually the entire limb gets swollen, not a localised collection of fluid.

In cystic degeneration, fluid can reaccumulate after drainage, so that is possible.


Hope this helps.
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