- Nonpitting edema is a sign of lymphatic obstruction
- Pitting edema is a sign of chronic venous obstruction
Lymphangitic streaks may be seen in the skin, and lymph nodes in the groin are usually enlarged and tender.
The onset for lymphedema is explosive, with chills, high fever, toxicity, and a red hot swollen leg. (may be a result from infection or obliteration of lymphatic tissue by excision or radiation therapy.)
Lymphedema doesnt respond well to elevation and varicosities are absent.