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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 409-413

A child with enlarged extremities – A case of macrodystrophia lipomatosa


Department of Neurology, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
K Gunasekaran
Department of Neurology, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem - 636 001, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_537_18

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Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (ML) is a rare, non-hereditary, developmental anomaly that occurs because of the progressive proliferation of all mesenchymal elements of single or multiple digits or entire extremity, with a disproportionate increase in fibroadipose tissue. Commonly one or few digits of an extremity will be enlarged and present as macrodactyly or as enlarged limb. Lower limb involvement is more common and frequently unilateral. The diagnosis of ML is made by accurate clinical assessment and imaging modalities, such as plain X-ray, computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging, and confirmed by histopathological study. In this case, we described a 10-year-old child who was brought to us with enlarged upper and lower extremities and was diagnosed as a case of ML with the help of clinico-radiological studies and presented here because of focal gigantism involving all four limbs, which is very rare.


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