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Juxta-articular adiposis dolorosa (Dercum’s disease type IV): report of four cases and treatment by dermolipectomy

Juxta-articular adiposis dolorosa is a rare subtype of Dercum’s disease. It manifests mainly on the medial parts of the knees. Pain and impaired mobility are common symptoms. We report on four females (aged between 52 and 83 years) who suffered from juxta-articular adiposis dolorosa for more than 10 years. These patients were successfully treated by …

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Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation: A Case Report

Dercum’s disease is a rare condition of painful subcutaneous growth of adipose tissue. Etiology is unknown and pain is difficult to control. We report the case of a 57-year-old man with generalized diffuse Dercum’s disease, who improved after the treatment with transcutaneous frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system (FREMS). Treatment consisted in 4 cycles of 30 …

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Liposuction (a literature review)

In dercum’s disease, Hansson et al. suggested liposuction may alleviate pain; however, it was difficult to determine whether this was due to the actual surgery or to other factors, according to EL-Khatib. De Silva and Earley used liposuction in two dercum’s patients and recommended the treatment as it had a low morbidity and was well-tolerated …

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Liposuction

Quality-of-life in patients with Dercum’s disease-before and after liposuction. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2012 Sep;46(3-4):252-6 Authors: Hansson E, Manjer J, Svensson H, Brorson H Dercum’s disease is characterised by obesity, pronounced pain in the adipose tissue, and a number of associated symptoms. Liposuction has been suggested as a treatment. However, the effect on quality-of-life …

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Depression in Dercum’s disease and in obesity

A case control study Emma Hansson, Henry Svensson and Håkan Brorson BMC Psychiatry 2012, 12:74 doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-74 Published: 3 July 2012 Background Dercum’s disease is characterised by pronounced pain in the adipose tissue and a number of associated symptoms. The condition is usually accompanied by generalised weight gain. Many of the associated symptoms could also be signs of depression. Depression in Dercum’s …

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