The appearance of this disorder is usually during adolescence. Familial multiple lipomatosis is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Several disorders are characterized by the development of benign growths (non-cancerous) consisting of adipose tissue (lipomas) including Proteus syndrome, PTEN harmatome syndrome and Gardner's syndrome. . These disorders often have additional symptoms that can distinguish them from Dercum's disease.
Intravenous administration of lidocaine analgesic may temporarily relieve pain in some cases. Trea cortisone injectionsLocalized pain can also provide relief. Surgical excision of fatty deposits around the joints can temporarily relieve symptoms, although recurrences often develop. Liposuction has been used as a supportive treatment in some people with Dercum Disease and can provide initial pain reduction and improved quality of life.
Lipomas are slow growing in nature and can affect people of any age group. These are the most common soft tissue swellings in people. A lipoma is essentially a fat mass. It is usually unique in number and the size is limited to less than 1 centimeter in most cases, but sometimes there may be multiple lipomas in one person. They have a subcutaneous origin, that is, lie below the skin and can easily be lifted between two fingers when they are pinched.
However, your dermatologist can treat the size if you are concerned. Your dermatologist will make the best treatment recommendation based on a variety of factors including: The most common way to treat a lipoma is to remove it through surgery. This is especially helpful if you have a large skin tumor that continues to grow. Lipomas rarely grow back once they are removed surgically. Another treatment option is liposuction.
Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes dorsal and volar ganglion cysts of the wrist. Ganglion of the wrist is the number one soft tissue hand mass. If a mass is present in the…