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Ostomy Wound Management. Date of publication 2013 Feb 5;volume ():.
Chronic lipodermatosclerosis (LDS) is a fibrosing condition of the lower leg associated with long-standing venous insufficiency. It is characterized by sclerotic, often circumferential, hyperpigmented depressed plaques above the ankle (gaiter area) and often accompanied by proximal concomitant edema. As a result, affected legs are said to have an “inverted champagne bottle” appearance (see Figure 1). LDS is more common in women and individuals with high body mass indexes. It frequently precedes the formation of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and is associated with delayed healing as well
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