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Lipedema and Dercum’s disease: A New Application of Bioimpedance

Lipedema and Dercum’s disease (DD) are incompletely characterized adipose tissue diseases, and objective measures of disease profiles are needed to aid in differential diagnosis. We hypothesized that fluid properties, quantified as tissue water bioimpedance in the upper and lower extremities, differ regionally between these conditions. Bioimpedance spectroscopy is a noninvasive portable modality to assess tissue …

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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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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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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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Lipedema: diagnostic and management challenges

Lipedema is an uncommon disorder characterized by localized adiposity of the lower extremities, often occurring in females with a family history of the condition. The adiposity extends from hips to ankles and is typically unresponsive to weight loss. It is important to distinguish Dercum’s disease (adiposis dolorosa) from lipedema, which is characterized by multiple painful …

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