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I just received the results of a biopsy I had performed on

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I just received the results of a biopsy I had performed on my right ankle. The microscopic dx is : Sclerosing panniculitis. What exactly is that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

Panniculitis refers to a group of conditions that involve inflammation of the fat

sclerosing panniculitis is also called lipodermatosclerosis

it is skin change of the lower legs that often occurs in patients who have venous insufficiency or poor venous blood circulation

2/3 of affected patients can be overweight

the legs can have hardening of the skin, darkening of the skin, swelling, redness

do you have poor circulation in your legs and swelling?