abdominal apron

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abdominal apron

A layer of fat covered by skin on the anterior abdominal wall of obese and formerly obese patients, which, when it hangs over folds of skin, can form a site for fungal growth.
 
Management
Panniculectomy.
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A 53 year old female patient with a past medical history significant for morbid obesity and diabetes meilitus was being treated by her PCP for superficial cellulitis of her abdominal pannus and she was prescribed topical Mupirocin.
Physical examination showed an obese male with large abdominal pannus and a scrotum about the size of a soccer ball.
We define Morbid Pannus Syndrome as follows: a condition occurring in patients with a large abdominal pannus with distal extension at least 15 centimeters below the pubis accompanied by repeated bouts of cutaneous inflammation such as cellulitis, nonhealing intertriginous dermatitis, skin abscesses, gangrene, non-healing ulcers, or folliculitis.

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