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Lipomembranous panniculitis: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17630113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipomembranous panniculitis is a peculiar type of fat necrosis and has been reported with several clinical conditions, commonly with peripheral vascular diseases. We are reporting a case of a 68-year-old woman with known liver cirrhosis and diabetes who presented with painful erythematous swelling of the right leg. Histological examination revealed microcystic changes within the subcutaneous fat. The microcysts were lined by acellular, eosinophilic membrane forming pseudopapillae and stained with periodic acid-Schiff stain. This histological feature is diagnostic of lipomembranous panniculitis. The pathologists should be aware of this entity because it aids the clinicians in investigating for associated clinical disorders.
Nabeel Al-Brahim; Kathy Ceballos; Monalisa Sur; Dean Daya; Salem Alowami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of diagnostic pathology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1092-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-16     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800503     Medline TA:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology*
Fat Necrosis / complications,  pathology*
Membranes / pathology
Necrobiosis Lipoidica / complications,  pathology*
Panniculitis / complications,  pathology*
Skin / pathology

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