Acquired lymphoedema and cutaneous lymphangiectasia of abdominal skin following bilateral breast reduction and abdominoplasty

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Abstract

We report two cases where the combination of breast reduction surgery and abdominoplasty led to lymphatic congestion clinically manifesting as lymphoedema and acquired cutaneous lymphangiectasia over the abdomen. These associations have not been previously reported, and clinicians need to be aware of them to obtain patients' consent for the procedure and to assist diagnosis and early intervention.

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