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Radiologia Brasileira

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RODRIGUES, Ligia Persici  and  MELO, Ernesto Lima Araujo. Madelung's disease: a case report and literature review. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.2, pp.129-131. ISSN 0100-3984.

Madelung's disease is characterized by the presence of symmetric masses of adipose tissue on the neck, shoulders, arms and the upper trunk. Computed tomography demonstrates characteristic imaging findings, and it is considered to be the method of choice for diagnosis, pre-operative staging, and postoperative follow-up. The authors report the case of a man with typical tomographic findings of Madelung's disease.

Keywords : Madelung's disease; Benign multiple symmetric lipomatosis; Lipomas; Alcoholism.

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