Elephantiasis Nostras--A Case Report

Baughman, Shanny A.; Beninson, Joseph
February 1988
Angiology;Feb1988, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
Elephantiasis nostras, the result of chronic lymphedema, is charactersized 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 re. striction 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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