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Exophytic Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercum’s Disease) of the Thigh: A Case Report

Adiposis dolorosa or Dercum’s disease is a rare lipomatous disorder characterized by painful lipomas. In this article, we report a case of rather large exophytic adiposis dolorosa causing difficulties with ambulation, and our surgical management of the disorder. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a large exophytic adiposis dolorosa of the upper medial thigh causing …

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Genetic syndromes with localized subcutaneous fat tissue accumulation

Summary. Syndromes with localized accumulation of subcutaneous fatty tissue belong to a group of genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous disorders. These diseases may show some common signs, such as nodular fat, symmetrical fat masses, obesity, fatigue, lymphedema and symmetrical lipomas (painful or otherwise). Other symptoms may be specific for the different clinical entities, enabling correct differential …

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Localized Nodular Adiposis Dolorosa – Case Study

A 58-year-old female with no previous medical history presented with a 10-year history of recurrent bilateral metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joint pain and inflammation, associated with morning stiffness. Early in the course of her disease, she presented to a primary care clinic but did not followed-up due to economic reasons. At the time of this …

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A case report of lipedema with acute bilateral lower limb ischemia

Lipedema is an uncommon disorder characterized by localized adiposity of the lower extremities, often occurring in females with a family history of this condition. It is described as “adiposis dolorosa” or painful fat and is related to the more extreme adipose tissue disorder, Dercum’s disease. This is a case study suggesting lipedema with associated morbid …

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Dercum’s Disease – Journal Article

Abstract – Dercum’s disease is a rare disease, which mainly affects women and has an unknown prevalence and aetiology. The disease is characterised by generalised obesity and more than three-month painful subcutaneous adipose tissue not responding to usual pain treatment. A suggested classification of the disease includes four types: generalised diffuse, generalised nodular, localised nodular …

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