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Unusual case of lymphoedema in a morbidly obese patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17535201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A morbidly obese 57-year-old woman presented with dermatological complications of obesity including cellulitis and severe localized lymphoedema of the right leg. There were two large pedunculated masses on the right lateral thigh with early involvement of the left 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.
Stephanie Weston; Christopher D Clay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-30     Completed Date:  2007-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Cellulitis / diagnosis,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Extremities / pathology*
Lymphedema / diagnosis*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Obesity, Morbid / complications*,  pathology

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