What’s In a Name? Post-Omentectomy Fluid Congestion Syndrome (“POFCS”).
After a great deal of reflection, I have decided that it is important to have a name that adequately reflects the complexity of the condition I manage on a daily basis. “Abdominal Lymphedema” is a phrase recognized by many, but in the end, this is only a small part of the many-faceted challenges my body faces managing fluids now that the omentum and its fluid-managing lymphatic vessels are absent from my body. I describe the condition I manage as having three distinct eleme