J Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofac Assoc Search

CLOSE


Journal of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2007;8(1):29-32.
Experience of Benign Multiple Symmetrical Lipomatosis.
Chul Huh, Goo Hyun Mun, Soo Hyang Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, So Young Lim, Won Sok Hyon, Sa Ik Bang, Kap Sung Oh
Samsung Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gh.mun@samsung.com
Abstract
Benign symmetrical lipomatosis, also known as Madelung's disease, is a rare condition characterized by massive fatty deposits arranged symmetrically around the neck, shoulders, and arms. Patients usually complain of their cosmetic appearance, but treatment can be considered for decreased neck motion and/or aerodigestive problems. Surgical lipectomy and liposuction are treatment of choice, but recurrence is common. Because the distribution of the lesion tends to be wide and diffuse, single operation is not sufficient for improving contour and functional problems, especially in severely affected case. We experienced a progressed patient who suffered from limitation of neck motion, dyspnea including sleep apnea due to massive deposits on whole neck. We performed 2 staged operations for the purpose of removing as much lipomatous tissue as possible. After 2 staged excisions, patient's appearance and aerodigestive problems are much improved and recurrence is not observed.
TOOLS
  • PDF Links   PDF Links
  • Full text via DOI   Full text via DOI
  • Cited  Cited
    Cited
    export Copy
    Close
Share :
Facebook Twitter Linked In Google+ Line it
METRICS Graph View
  • 1,161 View
  • 0 Download
Related articles in ACFS


ABOUT
ARTICLE CATEGORY

Browse all articles >

BROWSE ARTICLES
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Editorial Office
Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chonnam National University Medical School, 42 Jebong-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61469, Korea
Tel: +82-62-220-6354    Fax: +82-62-220-6357    E-mail: office_acfs@kcpca.or.kr                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next