Lipedematous scalp: A rare entity

Kavak A., Yuceer D., Yildirim U., Baykal C. , Sarisoy H. T.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.35, no.2, pp.102-105, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2008.00423.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-105


Lipedematous scalp is characterized by increased subcutaneous thickness of the scalp without any hair change. A 50-year-old female presented with thickening of the scalp without alopecia. She had no disorder other than hypertension. Monthly sonographic measurements without any treatment showed a resolution tendency in some areas and an increased thickness in others. We discuss the characteristics of this rare and possibly underestimated entity, including differential diagnoses.