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Microcannular tumescent liposuction in advanced lipedema and Dercum's disease.
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PMID:  20467389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: We evaluated the outcome and risks of tumescence liposuction in patients with advanced lipedema or Dercum's disease.
METHODS: Six patients treated at a single center during the years 2004 to 2008 have been included. All patients were female and obese (body mass index 34 to 41.9; mean 38.2+/-3.8) with an age range from 29 to 78 years (mean 55.7+/-20.5 years), five of them had co-morbidities.
RESULTS: The total amount of lipoaspirates varied between 1500 mL and 4800 mL. Pain could be reduced in all four patients with Dercum's disease. Large adipose tissue removing implies a better the outcome for pain. Patient's satisfaction was "high" or "very high" in 5 and "medium" in one. The most common adverse effect was met-hemoglobulinemia (N.=4).
CONCLUSION: Tumescence liposuction is a treatment option for lipedema and Dercum's disease. With careful monitoring the procedure is safe even for patients in advanced stages, higher age and with co-morbidities.
U Wollina; A Goldman; B Heinig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Società italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0392-0488     ISO Abbreviation:  G Ital Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  2012-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102852     Medline TA:  G Ital Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical, University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Adiposis Dolorosa / therapy*
Connective Tissue Diseases / therapy*
Lipectomy / methods*
Severity of Illness Index

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