Occult radiological effects of lipomatosis of the lumbosacral plexus
Macrodactyly can affect the fingers and/or toes1. Histopathologic examination will distinguish macrodactylia fibrolipomatosis or neural fibrolipoma with macrodactyly, from macrodactylia as a part of neurofibromatosis. Surgical repair is aimed at decreasing the size of the affected foot so it is as near in size and shape to the normal foot as possible. Surgical approaches have included reconstructive surgery (usually staged debulking procedures), epiphyseal plate arrest and amputation. Repeated reconstructive surgical procedures, as illustrated in this report covering patient care over a 15 year period, are usually necessary due to recurring soft tissue and boney enlargement.