Primary lymphedema is a rare, progressive disease that typically affects the lower extremity. The condition is not curable, and the limb enlarges over time because of subcutaneous fibroadipose deposition. We present a patient with clinical and radiographical evidence of resolution of primary lymphedema. This observation may provide greater insight into the pathophysiology of the disease.
From the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Received for publication November 10, 2016; accepted December 14, 2016.
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Arin K. Greene MD, MMSc, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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