Macrodystrophia lipomatosa of the right foot: a case report and treatment
Keywords:Diagnosis, differential; Foot deformitie; Lipomatosis; Ultrasonography.
Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by localized gigantism of one or several digits. It may
involve the entire limb due to progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with an excessive increase in the fibro-adipose
tissues. It occurs most commonly in the lower limbs. It comes to clinical attention for cosmetic reasons, mechanical problems secondary
to degenerative joint disease, or the development of neurovascular compression. We report a case of MDL of the right foot with
difficulty walking and wearing footwear. With a complete radio-clinical workup and history review, a provisional diagnosis of MDL was
made, confirmed by histopathology and during surgery. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.
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