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Macrodystrophia lipomatosa; local gigantism
  1. Hasan H Ceylan1,
  2. Tolga Tuzuner2
  1. 1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bezmialem Vakif University Medical Faculty Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hasan H Ceylan, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bezmialem Vakif University Medical Faculty Hospital, Istanbul 34093, Turkey; drhhc{at}yahoo.com

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Introduction

Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (ML) is an uncommon congenital type of localised gigantism that can involve the digits, or whole extremity, that was first described by Feriz in 1925.13 Radiological investigations, especially MRI, can help to make a definitive non-invasive diagnosis, and to differentiate it from other causes of macrodactyly.3 The exact aetiology of unilateral overgrowth of the limb due to ML is not known, various hypotheses exist, including limb bud development anomalies during the embryologic period of life.3 General clinical problems related with …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed to conception and design of the paper, acquisition of data, drafting the article and final approval of the version to be published.

  • Competing interests None.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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