The appearance of angiolipomatosis after using laptop computer on the thighs: a relationship?

  • Marie Caucanas Department of Dermatology, Clinique Sainte Elisabeth, Namur, Belgium.
  • Gebhard Müller Institute of Pathology and Genetics, Gosselies, Belgium, Belgium.
  • Olivier Vanhooteghem | ovanhooteghem@hotmail.com Department of Dermatology, Clinique Sainte Elisabeth, Namur, Belgium.

Abstract

A 56-year-old patient developed angiolipomatosis of the anterior part of the thighs after repeated laptop contact localisation. Histological findings exhibit an unusual inflammatory infiltrate. We postulate that the computer could favour lipoma development by a physiopathological mechanism that remains to be clarified.

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Marie Caucanas, Department of Dermatology, Clinique Sainte Elisabeth, Namur
Gebhard Müller, Institute of Pathology and Genetics, Gosselies, Belgium
Olivier Vanhooteghem, Department of Dermatology, Clinique Sainte Elisabeth, Namur
Department of dermatology
Published
2011-09-09
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Keywords:
lipoma, angiolipomatosis, laptop computer, electromagnetic waves, thighs, nodules.
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Caucanas, M., Müller, G., & Vanhooteghem, O. (2011). The appearance of angiolipomatosis after using laptop computer on the thighs: a relationship?. Dermatology Reports, 3(2), e22. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e22