Category Archives: Treatments

Dercum’s Disease in A 38 Year Old White Male with Attempted Surgical Treatment: Case Report

A 38 year old white male presented to his primary care provider with a chief complaint of right lower quadrant pain and a 20 year history of multiple fatty tissue growths around his abdomen, back, upper and lower extremities. His pain was primarily located in the right lower quadrant and contained entirely in an apparent …

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A review of the literature relating to liposuction in women with lipoedema and Dercum’s disease

The numbers studied were relatively small, particularly relating to Dercum’s disease. Findings were limited by retrospective evaluations, use of poorly validated tools and relatively short follow-up periods in some studies. There were no randomised clinical trials. Lack of standardisation made it challenging to analyse and compare outcomes across different studies. Liposuction appears to play a …

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Question-based Self-reported Experience of Patients with Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) Disease Prescribed Sympathomimetic Amines

People with lipedema and DD report a significant benefit to risk ratio for their fat, pain and quality of life when prescribed sympathomimetic amines. A randomized prospective study would confirm benefits, safety and side effects. Full Article: https://journals.ke-i.org/index.php/mra/article/view/1933

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Deoxycholic Acid

Novel Use of Deoxycholic Acid for Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercum Disease). Case study https://journals.lww.com/dermatologicsurgery/Citation/publishahead/ Novel_Use_of_Deoxycholic_Acid_for_Adiposis.98461.aspx

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Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Therapy

Subcutaneous adipose tissue therapy reduces fat by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan and improves tissue structure by ultrasound in women with lipoedema and Dercum disease. Summary Lipoedema is painful nodular subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on legs and arms of women sparing the trunk. People with Dercum disease (DD) have painful SAT masses. Lipoedema and DD fat …

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