Bilateral Leg Swelling, Secondary to Obesity – Benign Caval Compression

April 15, 2017



One of the main reasons for this type of clinical presentation is obesity. Usually swelling is bilateral. Unilateral swelling may be some other issue. Benign Caval Compression is secondary to abdominal contents and fat. Venous pressure is increased in the abdomen which, makes it harder for blood to return to the heart.

Losing weight will help this condition, however some of the damage to the skin is permanent.