Lipedema, a frequently unrecognized problem.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fonder, MA; Loveless, JW; Lazarus, GS

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 2 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S1 - S3

PubMed ID

  • 17637360

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17637360

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.09.023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States