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Hereditary progressive nodular lipomatosis: a report and selective review of a new syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2690719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple hereditary lipomatosis has been reported very rarely in the literature. The largest number of lipomas previously reported in a single patient was 160. We report on a 45-year-old man who began to experience multiple lipomas at about age 26. The lipomas multiplied until they severely disfigured his entire torso, arms, and upper legs. Both sides of his body were affected to approximately equal degrees. A family history revealed that the patient's father, two brothers, and two nephews have all experienced multiple subcutaneous lipomas, although to a lesser degree. In treating the patient, what appeared to be very large lipomas were in fact found to be subcutaneous clusters of hundreds of small encapsulated lipomas. Lipomas were excised using suction lipectomy to treat different involved areas on eleven separate occasions. A total of 8,475 cc was removed over a two-year period. A modified, slightly less blunt cannula was developed to aspirate the clustered lipomas individually.
R A Ersek; E Lele; G S Surak; D R Denton; K McCue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-05     Completed Date:  1990-02-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
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MeSH Terms
Lipectomy / methods
Lipomatosis / genetics*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Ann Plast Surg. 1990 Jun;24(6):540   [PMID:  2363569 ]
Ann Plast Surg. 1990 Jul;25(1):75   [PMID:  2378502 ]

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