n SA Journal of Radiology - Macrodystrophia lipomatosa - MR imaging of a rare congenital anomaly : review of 3 cases : case report

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) results from progressive overgrowth of all the mesenchymal elements, with a disproportionate increase in fibro-adipose tissue. This rare congenital abnormality occurs most frequently in the distribution of the median nerve in the upper, and medial plantar nerve in the lower, extremity.

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