Lipedema, a frequently unrecognized problem

Margaret A. Fonder, James W. Loveless, Gerald S. Lazarus

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Lipedema is characterized by symmetric lower extremity enlargement secondary to the deposition of fat. Lipedema is not rare, but it is commonly misdiagnosed as lymphedema. We describe a 20-year-old woman with massive lower extremity enlargement that did not respond to compression therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremities helped to confirm the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Aug 2007

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  • Dermatology


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