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massive_localized_lymphedema [2011/12/13 14:27]
Pat O'Connor [Massive localised lymphoedema: a clinicopathological study of 22 cases and review of the literature.]
massive_localized_lymphedema [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 Full text version: [[http://​jcp.bmj.com/​cgi/​content/​full/​62/​9/​808|Journal of Clinical Pathology]] Full text version: [[http://​jcp.bmj.com/​cgi/​content/​full/​62/​9/​808|Journal of Clinical Pathology]]
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 +======Massive Localized Lymphedema: Review of an Emerging Problem and Report of a Complex Case in the Mons Pubis.======
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 +May 2011
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 +Brewer MB, Singh DP.
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 +From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
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 +Abstract
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 +Massive localized lymphedema (MLL) is an emerging complication of the obesity epidemic. Caused by the obstruction of lymphatics, MLL presents as a giant swelling, with characteristic skin changes, and often lymphatic weeping. MLL has also been called "​pseudosarcoma"​ because of its morphologic and pathologic similarity to sarcoma. Left untreated, MLL can degenerate into angiosarcoma. We present a case of MLL of the mons pubis in a 40-year-old man with a body mass index of 69. The literature is reviewed and an additional 40 cases of MLL are described. We found a female predominance of 1.6 to 1, an average weight of 421 lbs, and a 58% majority of cases in the thigh.
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 +[[http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pubmed/​21629105|PubMed]]
  
 ======A Patient with Massive Localized Lymphedema. Nov. 2011====== ​ ======A Patient with Massive Localized Lymphedema. Nov. 2011====== ​
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