A morbidly obese 64-year-old woman presented with dermatological complications of obesity including cellulitis and severe localized lymphoedema of both inferior limbs. There were two large pedunculated masses on both thighs and overlying skin changes of chronic lymphoedema. Our patient's condition is clinically consistent with a new entity recently described in the surgical pathology literature as massive localized lymphoedema.

Campana, M., Ciappi, S., Vaccaro, M., Rosato, L., Ceccaccio, L., Brafa, A., et al. (2009). A case of massive localized lymphedema in a patient with third-degree obesity. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI CHIRURGIA PLASTICA, 41, 159-163.

A case of massive localized lymphedema in a patient with third-degree obesity

CAMPANA, MATTEO;CIAPPI, SERENA;VACCARO, MARINA;ROSATO, LUCA;CECCACCIO, LAVINIA;BRAFA, ANNA;NISI, GIUSEPPE;BRANDI, CESARE;GRIMALDI, LUCA;D'ANIELLO, CARLO
2009-01-01

Abstract

A morbidly obese 64-year-old woman presented with dermatological complications of obesity including cellulitis and severe localized lymphoedema of both inferior limbs. There were two large pedunculated masses on both thighs and overlying skin changes of chronic lymphoedema. Our patient's condition is clinically consistent with a new entity recently described in the surgical pathology literature as massive localized lymphoedema.
Campana, M., Ciappi, S., Vaccaro, M., Rosato, L., Ceccaccio, L., Brafa, A., et al. (2009). A case of massive localized lymphedema in a patient with third-degree obesity. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI CHIRURGIA PLASTICA, 41, 159-163.
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