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March 25, 1911

LIPOMATOSIS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES WITH REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Orthopedic Surgeon, Carney Hospital; Assistant Orthopedic Surgeon, Carney Hospital BOSTON

JAMA. 1911;LVI(12):871-872. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560120011004

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Abstract

This case of lipomatosis of the lower extremities is reported on account of its rarity. Its steady progression suggested a malignant process. No literature is found bearing on this subject.

Patient.  —R. R., a girl aged 10, was seen in consultation with Dr. B. L. Dwinell of Taunton, Mass., Dec. 8, 1907. She had suffered since birth with slowly progressing deformity of feet. The family history was negative. "Both feet at birth were shaped like animals' feet, and much larger than normal in proportion to the body; weight at birth, 4½ pounds. Patient had on left side a peculiar mark which looked like an old burn; otherwise had been normal and healthy. The patient's mother was not as well as usual when carrying the child, and had a great deal of pain at night. At the age of 6 months, the child's toes were amputated. At this age the feet

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