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Angiology. 1988 Feb;39(2):164-8.

Elephantiasis nostras--a case report.

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  • 1Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.


Elephantiasis nostras, the result of chronic lymphedema, is characterized by marked edema of the affected extremity with a thickened, verrucous, pebbly appearance of the skin. The pathogenesis is thought to be related to fibroblast proliferation following impaired lymphatic drainage, leading to fibrosis and further restriction of lymph drainage with progressive edema. A case report of a patient with massive chronic lymphedema of her feet is presented.

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