Diagnostic Snapshot

Lower Extremity Edema: More Than Just the Routine Workup

Alexis Brimm Akins, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

From Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Author’s disclosure of conflict of interest is found at the end of this article.

Correspondence to: Alexis Brimm Akins, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Abramson Cancer Center, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail: alexis.brimmakins@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


J Adv Pract Oncol 2022;13(2):164–167 | https://doi.org/10.6004/jadpro.2022.13.2.8 | © 2022 Harborside™


  

ABSTRACT

Establishing a differential diagnosis for symptomatic oncology patients can be complex. The challenges for advanced practitioners in diagnosing acute symptoms in this patient population lie in the reality that symptoms exhibited can mimic a variety of diagnoses. It is critical for advanced practitioners to utilize their diagnostic expertise in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines to optimize patient outcomes.




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