ตัวอย่างผู้ป่วย Case Study 520355 (Gigantic)

 

Patients History  

   - Thai woman 51 year old, BW = 196 kg, BMI = 87.1 kg/m2

   -  Can not walk for more than 4 years.

   -  Left Leg cellulitis in 1995, after that both left leg swelling

      for 11 years until now.

   - BP = 129/98, Pulse = 72

Diagnosis

   - Diagnosis from Ramathibodi Hospital: 1. Pulmonary Hypertension, 2. Hypothyroidism, 3. Morbid obesity

     4. Chronic renal failure, 5. Lymphatic obstruction 

   - Lymphedema (Gigantic)

Treatment

1. Reduction Phase (Admid in Hospital)

    - Day 1- 5:   Elastic bandaging (20-30 mmHg) and Supporter wrapping (30-40 mmHg)

                        for 6-8 hour a day (in patient car)

    - Day 5- 12: Elastic bandaging (20-30 mmHg) and Supporter wrapping (30-40 mmHg)

                        for 6-8 hour a day (in Hospital for Tropical Diseases)

    - Day 13-26: Twisting Tourniquet Technique (TTT) at Lymphedema Day Care Center 

    - Vegan diet (adjuvant therapy)

2. Maintenance Phase:  Apply  

     - Compression stocking (20-30 mmHg)

     - Self-bandage by use elastic bandage (20-40 mmHg)

     - Self-TTT at home during free time

     - Vegan diet (All 3 meals a day) 

Result                                             Day 0            Day 13          Day 26

    - Edema Severity                        180.3 %          143.5 %          31.1 %

    - Left Leg Volume Reduction      3,569 mL         9,001 mL      36,494 mL

    - Left Volume Reduced Rate              -                  20.4 %           82.7 %

 

 

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