Vidone, Romeo A. Department of Pathology, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut.
Nash, Irwin School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Last reviewed:December 2019
- Permeability of capillary wall
- Osmotic pressure of plasma proteins
- Capillary hydrostatic pressure
- Lymphatic obstruction
- Management of edema
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An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cells, tissue spaces, or cavities of the body, also known as dropsy. An excess of fluid in the pleural spaces is referred to as hydrothorax, in the pericardial sac as hydropericardium and in the peritoneal cavity as ascites. Anasarca is a generalized subcutaneous edema.
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