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Madelung's Syndrome

Revision as of 23:19, 7 January 2006 by PD Dr. med. Johannes W. Dietrich (Talk | contribs)

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named after the German surgeun Walter Madelung (1846-1926)
Synonyms: Madelung's Disease, Michelin Boy disease

Madelung's Syndrome (to be distinguished from Madelung's deformity) is a benign disorder of fat distribution in the form of symmetric lipomatosis causing massive bilateral increase of adipose tissue at neck, chin and proximal parts of upper limbs.

It affects predominantly male, middle aged alcohol consumers.

Differential diagnoses are Lipomas, Obesity and Cushing-Syndrome.

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