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Pseudosarcoma: massive localized lymphedema of the morbidly obese.
Obes Surg. 2006 Jan; 16(1):88-93.OS

Abstract

Massive localized lymphedema is a term used to describe a benign overgrowth of lymphoproliferative tissue in morbidly obese patients, which is characterized by fibrotic and edematous fibroadipose tissue. Because of its large size and similar appearance to sarcomas, it has often been termed a pseudosarcoma. Patients tend to seek treatment only when the masses reach a sufficient size to alter their activities of daily living or have problems with excoriation or wound breakdown. Resection is indicated in these cases or if there is any question as to underlying malignancy of the lesion. Although recurrence is common, overall prognosis is good, with only anecdotal reports of transformation to angiosarcoma in the literature. We report a patient afflicted with this unique disorder.

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Department of General and Trauma Surgery, York Hospital, York, PA 17405, USA. parvizmd75@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16417764

Citation

Goshtasby, Parviz, et al. "Pseudosarcoma: Massive Localized Lymphedema of the Morbidly Obese." Obesity Surgery, vol. 16, no. 1, 2006, pp. 88-93.
Goshtasby P, Dawson J, Agarwal N. Pseudosarcoma: massive localized lymphedema of the morbidly obese. Obes Surg. 2006;16(1):88-93.
Goshtasby, P., Dawson, J., & Agarwal, N. (2006). Pseudosarcoma: massive localized lymphedema of the morbidly obese. Obesity Surgery, 16(1), 88-93.
Goshtasby P, Dawson J, Agarwal N. Pseudosarcoma: Massive Localized Lymphedema of the Morbidly Obese. Obes Surg. 2006;16(1):88-93. PubMed PMID: 16417764.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pseudosarcoma: massive localized lymphedema of the morbidly obese. AU - Goshtasby,Parviz, AU - Dawson,John, AU - Agarwal,Nikhilesh, PY - 2006/1/19/pubmed PY - 2006/4/28/medline PY - 2006/1/19/entrez SP - 88 EP - 93 JF - Obesity surgery JO - Obes Surg VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - Massive localized lymphedema is a term used to describe a benign overgrowth of lymphoproliferative tissue in morbidly obese patients, which is characterized by fibrotic and edematous fibroadipose tissue. Because of its large size and similar appearance to sarcomas, it has often been termed a pseudosarcoma. Patients tend to seek treatment only when the masses reach a sufficient size to alter their activities of daily living or have problems with excoriation or wound breakdown. Resection is indicated in these cases or if there is any question as to underlying malignancy of the lesion. Although recurrence is common, overall prognosis is good, with only anecdotal reports of transformation to angiosarcoma in the literature. We report a patient afflicted with this unique disorder. SN - 0960-8923 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16417764/Pseudosarcoma:_massive_localized_lymphedema_of_the_morbidly_obese_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1381/096089206775222014 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -