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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 1925.1–3 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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