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Side-by-side comparison of areas with and without cellulite depressions using magnetic resonance imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19614939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Cellulite is characterized by alterations in the relief of the skin surface. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recognized as a reliable technique for measuring adipose volume according to body site and for the visualization of the subcutaneous structures. OBJECTIVE: To compare subcutaneous tissue in areas with and without cellulite on the buttocks of same subjects using a noninvasive technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty female patients with cellulite on the buttocks underwent MRI. An area with cellulite and another without cellulite on the contralateral buttock were selected. Two soft gelatin capsules of different sizes were used as skin markers to differentiate the areas with and without cellulite. RESULTS: Fibrous septa were visualized in 96.7% of the area with cellulite depressions; most of them were ramified (73.3%) and presented a high-intensity signal on T2 images (70%). All fibrous septa found in the examined areas were perpendicular to the skin surface. The average fibrous septa thickness was 2.18 +/- 0.89 in the area with cellulite and 0.27 +/- 0.64 in the area without cellulite. CONCLUSION: Results of the MRI analysis showed that cellulite depressions on the buttocks were significantly associated with the presence of underlying fibrous septa.
Doris Maria Hexsel; Marcelo Abreu; Ticiana C Rodrigues; Mariana Soirefmann; Débora Zechmeister do Prado; Maryelle Moreira Lima Gamboa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-02     Completed Date:  2009-10-27     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1471-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Subcutaneous Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Young Adult
Comment In:
Dermatol Surg. 2009 Nov;35(11):1858   [PMID:  19909303 ]

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