Lipedema, A Frequently Unrecognized Problem

Lipedema, A Frequently Unrecognized Problem

Fonder MA, Loveless JW, Lazarus GS; 2007

Synopsis: This article is a case study of a 20-year-old woman who had lipedema but was misdiagnosed with lymphedema instead.

Abstract: 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.

APA Citation: Fonder, M., Loveless, J., & Lazarus, G. (2007). Lipedema, a frequently unrecognized problem. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 57(2), S1-S3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2006.09.023

AMA Citation: Fonder M, Loveless J, Lazarus G. Lipedema, a frequently unrecognized problem. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2007;57(2):S1-S3. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2006.09.023.