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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2003 December;138(6):499-501
Verrucous hyperplasia in an amputation stump
Bardazzi F., Guareschi E., Savoia F., Varotti E.
Sezione di Clinica Dermatologica Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Specialistica e Sperimentale Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna
Verrucous hyperplasia is a dermatosis that can occur on an amputation stump. Even though great improvement has been made in the construction technique of leg prosthesis, their use leads to a vascular and lymphatic alteration that can induce edema. The persisting edema can evolve and many pathologic manifestations may occur, such as verrucous hyperplasia, as in the case reported. In some patients treatment may be purely dermatologic, but it often requires a change in the prosthetic design or readjustment of the artificial limb; therefore, the importance of a teamwork between dermatologists, orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists is underlined.