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Macrodystrophia lipomatosa: radiologic-pathologic correlation

Deepika UpadhyayUmesh C ParashariSachin KhanduriSamarjit Bhadury
Department of Pathology, SG Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, UP, India
Date of Submission: 05-Jan-2011, Date of Acceptance: 08-Feb-2011, Date of Web Publication: 22-Mar-2011.
Corresponding Author:
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Umesh C Parashari

Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, UP, India.
E-mail: drumesh.rd@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Umesh C Parashari

Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, UP, India.
E-mail: drumesh.rd@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.78264 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare cause of congenital macrodactyly, characterised by progressive proliferation of all mesenchymal elements, with disproportionate increase in fibro-adipose tissue. It occurs most frequently in lower limbs along the distribution of the medial plantar nerve. MDL presents as localised gigantism of the hand or foot and comes to clinical attention for cosmetic reasons, mechanical problems secondary to degenerative joint disease, or development of neurovascular compression. Here, we report a case of MDL, with altered soft tissue growth due to an earlier surgery, making clinical diagnosis difficult. However, with a complete radio-clinical work-up and review of the history, a provisional diagnosis of MDL was made, which was confirmed by histopathology and during surgery.
Keywords: Fat, Local Gigantism, Macrodactyly, Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Theddeus OH Prasetyono, Enjeline Hanafi and Windi Astriana (2015) A Review of Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: Revisitation. Arch Plast Surg 42(4):391. doi: 10.5999/aps.2015.42.4.391
  2. CS Prabhu, K Madhavi, VN Amogh, Hiren K Panwala and Kirthi Sathyakumar (2019) Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa A Single Large Radiological Study of a Rare Entity. J Clin Imaging Sci 9(4):1. doi: 10.25259/JCIS-9-4

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