Benign Symmetric Lipomatosis Launois-Bensaude Successfully Treated With Extensive Plastic Surgery

Dermatologic Surgery

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1998 Abstract

9803-379 Selvaag


Selvaag E, Schneider M, Wereide K, Kveim M.
Benign symmetric lipomatosis Launois-Bensaude successfully treated with extensive plastic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 1998 Mar;24(3):379-80. PMID: 9537015

Department of Dermatology, Ullevaal Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway.

Benign symmetric lipomatosis is a rare condition predominantly seen in male patients. The etiology is unknown, and therapy is difficult, although liposuction has had effect. We describe a 38-year-old male patient who had suffered from severe adipositas since the age of 7. Due to an ulceration in the groin, he later needed intensive care, and in order to normalize his condition, extensive surgical treatment became necessary.

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