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Lipedema VERSUS Lipohypertrophy--more research needed

According to Herbst et al (2021) "Lipohypertrophy is a

condition in women that is very similar to lipedema

but without edema and pain. Women with lipohypertrophy

have tissue that looks like lipedema, have difficulty

losing weight, but do not have pain or edema.

Some authors state lipohypertrophy is a pre-lipedema

condition while others consider it a synonym for lipedema.

Lipohypertrophy is also used to describe obesity

affecting the limbs and trunk. More research is

needed to determine if lipohypertrophy is different

from lipedema.

DOI: 10.1177/02683555211015887

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