Familial Multiple Lipomatosis

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What is the definition of Familial Multiple Lipomatosis?

Familial multiple lipomatosis (FML) is a rare condition that is characterized by multiple lipomas on the trunk and extremities. As the name suggests, FML is diagnosed when multiple lipomatosis occurs in more than one family member, often over several generations. The lipomas associated with FML are usually painless, but may impact quality of life as they can be numerous and large. Although the condition appears to be passed down through families in an autosomal dominant manner, the underlying genetic cause is currently unknown. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. Surgical excision may be necessary if the tumors interfere with movement and/or daily life.

What are the alternative names for Familial Multiple Lipomatosis?

  • Multiple lipomatosis

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis (MSL) with Secondary Laryngeal Obstruction
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Lumpectomy
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 55-year-old male diagnosed with multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) with secondary laryngeal obstruction treated with lumpectomy.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Pelvic Lipomatosis (PL)
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Bladder-Sparing Technique
  • Number of Patients: 8
  • Published —
This study reported the experience and long-term effectiveness of a novel surgical treatment for pelvic lipomatosis (abnormal fat cell growth; PL) using a combination of pelvic fat mass extirpation and ureteral reimplantation.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Device
  • Participants: 60
  • Start Date: January 10, 2020
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