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Differential Diagnosis For Unilateral leg swelling


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Ankle fracture/distal fibula
Ankle sprain
Cruciate knee ligament tear/damage
Gastrocnemius muscle tear/hematoma
Torn meniscus/knee
Knee sprain/injury
Trimalleolar fracture/ankle
Iliopectineal Hip Bursitis
Surgical, Procedure Complication
Surgical Varicose Vein Stripping/Sclerosis
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Clutton joints/knees
Psoas cold abscess/Tuberculous
Buruli ulcer
Infected organ, Abscesses
Tibia osteomyelitis
Cellulitis/lower extremities
Thigh cellulitis
Anterior tibial compartment/fasciitis
Osteomyelitis/foot bones
Thrombophlebitis, septic/suppurative
Pelvic abscess
Psoas abscess
Tropical/phagadenic/gangrenous ulcer
Neoplastic Disorders
Osteogenic sarcoma
Pelvic tumor
Retroperitoneal sarcoma
Retroperitoneal tumor
Retroperitoneal lymph node/metastasis
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Lymphedema, hereditary
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Knee osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis/great toe (1st metatars)
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Varicose veins
Wood foreign body/wound infection/cellulitis
Diabetic foot ulcer
Decubitus ulcer
Dermatitis, stasis
Stasis ulcer/dermatitis/lower extremity
Ulcer, varicose
Baker's cyst rupture
Anterior tibial syndrome/hematoma/edema
Baker's cyst
Retroperitoneal hematoma
Knee/loose cartilage syndrome
Fibrosis, retroperitoneal, secondary
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Embolism, arterial
Peripheral arterial blockage/ischemia
Pulmonary embolism
Thromboembolic disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Post-phlebitic leg syndrome
Thrombophlebitis, deep vein
Peripheral embolism/extremity
Phlegmasia alba dolens
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens
Acute limb ischemia
Aneurysm, lower extremity artery
Pelvic thrombophlebitis
Arteriosclerosis/lower extremity
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Charcot/neuropathic joint
Reference to Organ System
Knee arthritis
Lymphedema, secondary
Superficial phlebitis
Trophic foot ulcer
Lymphedema praecox
Thrombophlebitis, migratory
Adiposis dolorosa (Dercum)
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Fish Stings/Zebra/Lion fish/misc

it is the diffuse swelling confined to a leg either left or right between inguinal ligament and great toe.


External Links Related to Unilateral leg swelling
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)