Successful surgical treatment of severe pretibial myxoedema

Br J Dermatol. 1995 Aug;133(2):317-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1995.tb02639.x.


We report a 46-year-old man with severe and long-standing pretibial myxoedema, who responded well to local surgical treatment. This improvement has been maintained over a 12-month period, perhaps because of concomitant treatment with octreotide.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Leg Dermatoses / drug therapy
  • Leg Dermatoses / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myxedema / drug therapy
  • Myxedema / surgery*
  • Octreotide / therapeutic use


  • Octreotide