Adiposis dolorosa is a condition characterized by painful folds of fatty (adipose) tissue or the growth of multiple noncancerous (benign) fatty tumors called lipomas. This condition occurs most often in women who are overweight or have obesity, and signs and symptoms typically appear between ages 35 and 50.
The cause of adiposis dolorosa is unknown. The condition is thought to have a genetic component because a few families with multiple affected family members have been reported. However, no associated genes have been identified.
Adiposis dolorosa is a rare condition whose prevalence is unknown. For reasons that are unclear, it occurs up to 30 times more often in women than in men.
Most cases of adiposis dolorosa are sporadic, which means they occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
Emma Hansson is in Uppsala, Sweden. Hansson is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Adiposis Dolorosa. She is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Adiposis Dolorosa, Familial Multiple Lipomatosis, Aortic Dissection, and Mastectomy.
Madleen Lemaitre is in Lille, France. Lemaitre is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Adiposis Dolorosa. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Adiposis Dolorosa, Familial Multiple Lipomatosis, Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis, and Macrosomia.
Uwe Wollina is in Dresden, Germany. Wollina is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Adiposis Dolorosa. He is also highly rated in 121 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Lipedema, Epidermoid Cyst, Erysipelas, and Basal Cell Skin Cancer.
Published Date:updated Last, February
Published By: National Institutes of Health