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Adipocytic Tumors

Adipocytic tumors form a significant proportion of all benign and malignant musculoskeletal masses. This chapter focuses on the pathophysiology and clinical and imaging characteristics of the different benign and malignant subtypes presented according to the current WHO classification (Fletcher et al., World health organisation classification of tumors of soft tissue and bone, 4th edn. IARC …

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Widespread painful nodules in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

A 60-year-old woman affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reported a 12-month history of progressive growth of multiple, painful and symmetrically distributed subcutaneous nodules affecting forearms, thighs and lower back. In the last months the size and the number of nodularities markedly increased, most recently with the appearance of a new lump every other week. These …

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Prominent neurological involvement in Dercum disease

Prominent neurological involvement in Dercum disease (Abstract not provided, article behind paywall) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-017-8415-1  

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Case Report

52 year old obese postmenopausal female presented with complaints of multiple painful lumps over the legs and thighs of 2 years days duration. Clinical examination revealed multiple tender plaques and nodules over both the legs and thighs of different sizes. Biopsy suggestive of lipoma. These features were diagnostic of a rare lipomatosis, dercum’s disease. https://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/dercums-diseaseadiposis-dolorosa-2376-0427-1000252.pdf

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Differentiating lipedema and Dercum’s disease

K. Beltran and K. L. Herbst Abstract BACKGROUND: People with lipedema or Dercum’s disease (DD) can have a similar distribution of excess painful nodular subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) making them difficult to differentiate. METHODS: Case series of 94 patients with DD, 160 with lipedema and 18 with both diagnoses (Lip+DD) from a single clinic in an …

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