In the Joints, a serous synovitis or hydrops may occur, chiefly in the knee, on one or on both sides.
The rapidity with which emaciation, hydrops, and marasmus occur in severe cases is thus easily accounted for.
The capsular ligament, except in hydrops, is the seat of connective-tissue overgrowth, and tends to become contracted and rigid.
Occasionally a constriction occludes the course of the tube, while the distal end is dilated into a condition of hydrops.
These changes in the synovial membrane are often associated with an abundant exudate or hydrops.
Sometimes the first manifestation is a hydrops and a fluctuating swelling in the upper part of Scarpa's triangle.
hydrops may be got rid of by blistering, by tapping, or by incision and drainage.
A numbness of the arms is a frequent symptom in hydrops thoracis, as explained in Class I. 2.
hydrops is most marked in the knee, and may affect also the adjacent bursæ.
hydrops hy·drops (hī'drŏps')
The excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissues or cavities of the body.