Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Adiposis dolorosa

Author: Charanjeet Singh, M.D.

Revised: 30 January 2018, last major update June 2012

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See also: lipomatosis, multiple symmetric lipomatosis

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Cite this page: Singh, C. Adiposis dolorosa. website. Accessed January 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Tender accumulations of subcutaneous fat / lipomas, often in pelvis and lower extremities of postmenopausal women
  • Also called Dercum disease
  • Associated with women, obesity, hypercholesterolemia
Clinical features
  • Pain may be due to pressure of fat / lipomas on peripheral nerves
Case reports
Clinical images

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Patient with Type I Dercum disease