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Multiple symmetric lipomatosis

Disease definition

A rare subcutaneous tissue disease characterized by growth of symmetric non-encapsulated masses of adipose tissue mostly around the face and neck, with variable clinical repercussions (e.g. reduced neck mobility, compression of respiratory structures).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy
    • Familial benign cervical lipomatosis
    • Launois-Bensaude lipomatosis
    • Madelung disease
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable or Autosomal dominant or Mitochondrial inheritance or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent, Elderly, Adult
  • ICD-10: E88.8
  • OMIM: 151800
  • UMLS: C0023804  C0024445  C2931642
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6957
  • MedDRA: -

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