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View in Spanish: Elefantiasis linfostática

Lymphostatic elephantiasis (lim-foh-STA-tik EL-uh-fun-TY-uh-sis)
A condition in which tissue or a limb becomes very swollen and thick, and changes color. It is caused by a block in the flow of lymph and a buildup of fluid in tissues. Also called stage III lymphedema.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.