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glossary:stemmers_sign

Stemmer's Sign:

A diagnostic test that involves tenting (pinching) the skin on the upper surface of the toes. In a negative result, which is characteristic of lipoedema, it is possible to grasp a thin fold of tissue. In a positive result, which is characteristic of lymphedema, it is only possible to grasp a lump of tissue.

glossary/stemmers_sign.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)