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Massive localized lymphedema: A case series and literature review.
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PMID:  22942667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A large, deep, soft tissue mass is often malignant in nature; however, a recent study described a large soft tissue mass present in morbidly obese patients that was found to be benign. Massive localized lymphedema (MLL) is a large pedunculated lymphadematous mass found in the lower extremity of morbidly obese patients. MLL often enlarges over many years and may interfere with mobility. Although histologically similar to well-differentiated liposarcoma, MLL has recently emerged as a separate, benign clinical entity. The pathophysiology of MLL is yet to be understood. A literature review, and the authors' experiences are discussed to assist in clinical decision making.
Authors:
Robin James Evans; Chris Scilley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1918-1507     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434932     Medline TA:  Can J Plast Surg     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e30-1     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
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