Document Type : Case Report



Lipedematous scalp (LS) and Lipedematous Alopecia (LA) are uncommon disorders of unknown etiology, pathogenesis and treatment. They are characterized by thickening of the subcutaneous layer of the scalp and a boggy scalp on palpation. Also, hair loss or shortening of hair is seen in LA. In this report, we describe LS in a 42-year-old woman presented with a diffuse thickened and spongy scalp. To date, only 10 cases of LS and 18 cases of LA have been reported and we report the 11th case of LS but it seems to be more prevalent than reported.