Radiologic case study. Macrodystrophia lipomatosa.Orthopedics. 1993 Sep; 16(9):1075-7.O
Macrodystrophia lipomatosa is a rare form of gigantism involving an extremity consisting of predominately fibroadipose tissue. Radiographically, it appears as hypertrophy of soft tissues and bone. CT and MR scanning delineate the tissues involved and are virtually diagnostic, demonstrating the predominantly adipose component as well as the overgrowth of the bones, nerves, and vessels also involved.