Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7299
RAMOS, Gyl Henrique A.; TREVIZAN, Guilherme Luiz y PEPE, Edeli S.. Madelung's disease. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2002, vol.68, n.4, pp. 587-590. ISSN 0034-7299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992002000400021.
Madelung's disease or multiple symmetric lipomatosis is a rare disease, that is characterized by non-encapsulated accumulation of fat, generally located symmetrically around the neck and shoulders. The aetiology is unknown, but is often seen in patients with a history of chronic alcoholism and it is accompanied by metabolic abnormalities. The authors present a case of cervical lipomatosis association with polineuropathy and alcoholism. The surgical removal of the fatty tissue by lipectomy or liposuction is palliative therapy, as it is unencapsulated, recurrence is common.
Palabras llave : Madelung's disease; multiple symmetric lipomatosis; alcoholism; cervical mass.