Lipoedema and Varicose Vein Surgery: A Worse Prognosis?
Godoy JMP, Godoy MFP, Hayashida M; 2005
Synopsis: This article is a case study of a lipoedema patient whose symptoms worsened after undergoing varicose vein surgery, and discusses the risks of this procedure for lipoedema and lymphedema patients.
Abstract: The case of a 22-year-old patient who suffered from lipoedema of the lower limbs and underwent aesthetic surgery for varicose veins is reported. After surgery the patient started to present a sensation of heaviness, oedema and tiredness of the limbs. It was observed that the haematomas took about eight months to disappear. The diameter of the legs increased by 4 centimetres in this period. The aim of this publication is to warn about this happening in patients suffering from lipoedema who are then submitted to varicose vein surgery.
APA Citation: De Godoy, J. M. P., Godoy, M. D. F. G., & Hayashida, M. (2005). Lipoedema and varicose vein surgery: A worse prognosis?. Acta Angiologica, 11(3), 186-187.
AMA Citation: De Godoy JMP, Godoy MDFG, Hayashida M. Lipoedema and varicose vein surgery: A worse prognosis?. Acta Angiologica. 2005;11(3): 186-187.