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Multiple symmetric lipomatosis


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See also: lipomatosis, adiposis dolorosa


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Definition / general
  • Multiple non-encapsulated lipomas with symmetric distribution and sparing of distal arms and legs
Terminology
  • Also called Madelung’s disease, Launois-Bensaude syndrome, benign symmetric lipomatosis
Epidemiology
Case reports
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Launois-Bensaude's lipomatosis

Gross description
  • Involves subcutaneous and deep soft tissue
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Neck tumor

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Unencapsulated masses of mature adipose tissue
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Resembling well differentiated liposarcoma

Adipose surrounding nerve

Molecular / cytogenetics description
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