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Vol 11, No 3 (2005)
Case reports
Published online: 2005-06-21
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Lipoedema and varicose vein surgery: a worse prognosis?

José Maria Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, Milena Hayashida
Acta Angiologica 2005;11(3):186-187.

open access

Vol 11, No 3 (2005)
Case reports
Published online: 2005-06-21

Abstract

The case of a 22-year-old patient who suffered from lipoedema of the lower limbs and underwent aesthetic surgery for varicose veins is reported. After surgery the patient started to present a sensation of heaviness, oedema and tiredness of the limbs. It was observed that the haematomas took about eight months to disappear. The diameter of the legs increased by 4 centimetres in this period. The aim of this publication is to warn about this happening in patients suffering from lipoedema who are then submitted to varicose vein surgery.

Abstract

The case of a 22-year-old patient who suffered from lipoedema of the lower limbs and underwent aesthetic surgery for varicose veins is reported. After surgery the patient started to present a sensation of heaviness, oedema and tiredness of the limbs. It was observed that the haematomas took about eight months to disappear. The diameter of the legs increased by 4 centimetres in this period. The aim of this publication is to warn about this happening in patients suffering from lipoedema who are then submitted to varicose vein surgery.
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Keywords

lipoedema; surgery; varicose veins

About this article
Title

Lipoedema and varicose vein surgery: a worse prognosis?

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2005)

Pages

186-187

Published online

2005-06-21

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2005;11(3):186-187.

Keywords

lipoedema
surgery
varicose veins

Authors

José Maria Pereira de Godoy
Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy
Milena Hayashida

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