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Combined surgical lipectomy and liposuction in the treatment of benign symmetrical lipomatosis of the head and neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12755508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Benign symmetrical lipomatosis (Madelung syndrome) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology, which is characterised by diffuse growth of non-encapsulated lipomas. Between 1995 and 2000 we treated 11 patients with benign symmetrical lipomatosis in the head and neck. The group comprised 10 men and one woman aged 34 to 62 years (mean 47). The most common complaints were reduced range of movement of the head and obstruction when eating or speaking. Combined lipectomy and liposuction were done for all patients, with liposuction being done at a second session. The mean follow-up period was 2.7 years. The functional results were satisfactory in all patients. Nine of the 11 patients were also satisfied with the aesthetic outcome. Two patients developed recurrence 1.5 and 2 years after the operation, respectively. There were no serious complications. We think that combined lipectomy and liposuction is a successful procedure for treating benign symmetrical lipomatosis in the head and neck region. Nevertheless, the advantages and drawbacks of the two techniques should be considered preoperatively.
Jannis Constantinidis; Helmut Steinhart; Johannes Zenk; Holger Gassner; Heinrich Iro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0284-4311     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-20     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707869     Medline TA:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / surgery
Lipectomy / methods*
Lipomatosis, Multiple Symmetrical / surgery*
Middle Aged
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods

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