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01.09.2015 | brief report | Ausgabe 17-18/2015

Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 17-18/2015

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

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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift > Ausgabe 17-18/2015
Autoren:
Prof. Uwe Wollina, Dipl-Med Birgit Heinig, Dana Langner, MD Andreas Nowak

Summary

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 dermolipectomy resulting in dramatically improved pain and mobility. Adverse effects and complications were minor with a lymph fistula in a single patient which was treated by surgery.

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