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Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: A rare presentation

SG Kachewar, SB Sankaye, DS Kulkarni

Abstract


Macrodystrophia lipomatosa is a rare congenital nonhereditary
mesenchymal hamartomatous malformation resulting in localized gigantism of parts of extremities that manifests clinically as macrodactyly or megalodactyly. Radiological and Pathological hallmark is the disproportionate fibroadipose tissue proliferation in subcutaneous tissue, nerve sheaths, and periosteum that leads to soft tissue and bony enlargement. As imaging is the key to early diagnosis, findings on various modalities like plain radiographs, CT scan and MRI are highlighted here.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijmu.v6i2.68198
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