Lipedema Complicated by Lymphedema of the Abdominal Wall and Lower Limbs

By February 6, 2016Complications, Lipedema

Lipedema Complicated by Lymphedema of the Abdominal Wall and Lower Limbs

Zelikovski A, Haddad M, Koren A, Avrahami R, Loewinger J; 2000

Synopsis: This paper shows an extreme case of lipedema complicated by lymphedema in a 52-year old woman that resulted in an abdomen of enormous dimensions.

Abstract: We describe a 52 year-old woman in whom lymphedema primarily of the abdominal wall was superimposed on lipedema resulting in an abdomen of enormous dimensions with marked impairment of ambulation. Treatment consisted of preoperative compression of the legs by an external pneumatic device (Lympha-Press) followed by excision of the lymphedematous abdominal fat pad in conjunction with “debulking” of the right leg. The patient illustrates the extremes of lipedema complicated by lymphedema and the technical difficulties associated with its management.

APA Citation: Zelikovski, A., Haddad, M., Koren, A., Avrahami, R., & Loewinger, J. (2000). Lipedema complicated by lymphedema of the abdominal wall and lower limbs. Lymphology, 33(2), 43-46.

AMA Citation: Zelikovski A, Haddad M, Koren A, Avrahami R, Loewinger J. Lipedema complicated by lymphedema of the abdominal wall and lower limbs. Lymphology. 2000;33(2):43-46.