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Wednesday 23 January 2002

[Madelung's disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis): still a mystery?]

By: Sierro Ch, Kremser R, Suter PM, Vetter W.

Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 2002 Jan 23;91(4):133-9

The benign symmetric lipomatosis (Madelung's disease) is frequently associated with alcoholism. After 150 years of history, many questions about its physiopathological mechanism are still unresolved. Presentation of a patient with this rare condition is reported, followed by a review of the literature, where the pathogenesis, the differential diagnosis and the surgical approach of this syndrome are especially pointed out.

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