A case report of lipedema with acute bilateral lower limb ischemia

Lipedema is an uncommon disorder characterized by localized adiposity of the lower extremities, often occurring in females with a family history of this condition. It is described as “adiposis dolorosa” or painful fat and is related to the more extreme adipose tissue disorder, Dercum’s disease.

This is a case study suggesting lipedema with associated morbid obesity as a possible risk factor for arterial thrombosis. There are no similar cases reported in literature, and further research may throw some light on this rare entity. Thus, early recognition of lipedema by its clinical manifestations is necessary to prevent complications such as ischemia.

Full Text: Mutnal S, Rangappa P, Jacob I, Chaitanya K, Rao K. A case report of lipedema with acute bilateral lower limb ischemia. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 11];6:132-4. Available from: http://www.indjvascsurg.org/text.asp?2019/6/2/132/25965

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