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Mystery of a giant leg
  1. M R Siddiqui,
  2. Q T Islam,
  3. A Hossain
  1. Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  1. Correspondence to M R Siddiqui, dr.mahmud99{at}

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A 20-year-old man presented with gradual enlargement and disability of the left lower limb since birth. At birth his parents noticed that his left lower limb was a bit bigger than his right, and since then it gradually enlarged in length and breadth, with a distorted shape. His left leg became so big that he could not use it for the last 10 years and became bed bound. Clinical examination revealed a port wine stain on …

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