Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Adiposis dolorosa

Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Revised: 20 March 2019

Copyright: 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Adiposis dolorosa

See also: lipomatosis, multiple symmetric lipomatosis

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Cite this page: Singh C. Adiposis dolorosa. website. Accessed September 18th, 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

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