Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum’s disease)

Summary
We present a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with chronic bilateral upper extremity pain associated with innumerable angiomyolipomas that developed 5 years after a motor vehicle accident involving his upper extremities. Our case notes the rare nature of painful adipose tissue deposits and the diagnostic challenges.

BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223869
http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/bcr-2017-223869.abstract

 

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