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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2003 December;138(6):499-501

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

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


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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.

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