CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134

A case report of lipedema with acute bilateral lower limb ischemia


1 Department of Critical Care, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Pradeep Rangappa
Department of Critical Care, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_73_18

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Lipedema is a poorly recognized disorder of subcutaneous adipose tissue that commonly presents as lower limb enlargement due to large deposits of subcutaneous fat and is seen mainly in women. It requires to be differentiated from lymphedema and venous insufficiency that may present similarly. Early recognition is important as the condition carries the risk of venous and arterial thrombosis and associated complications such as pain and ischemia.


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