Mini Review
Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2020
Is Lipedema a Unique Entity?
Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato1,2*
1Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Santo Amaro, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Chief of Vascular Surgery, Amato - Instituto de Medicina Avançada, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Santo Amaro, São Paulo and Chief of Vascular Surgery, Amato - Instituto de Medicina Avançada, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Received: January 09, 2019; Published: January 28, 2020


Lipedema is a disease with high prevalence but low recognition. It is often misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed. Obesity and lymphoedema are the most common differential diagnoses and can also coexist in patient with lipedema. Its broad range of presentation and fat distribution types contribute to this confusion. It is likely that lipedema symptom variations and presentation forms are often associated with hormonal variations, chronic low-grade systemic inflammation, and wide polygenic variations. This paper presents a theory regarding the clinical evolution of lipedema clinical and its involvement with other diseases, suggesting a three-phase approach for treatment.

Keywords: Lipedema; Obesity; Lymphoedema


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Citation: Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato. “Is Lipedema a Unique Entity?”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.2 (2020): 01-07.

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