Familial multiples lipomatosis

Familial multiple lipomatosis

Familial multiple lipomatosis
58-year-old male presented with a history of multiple subcutaneous nodules that began to appear when he was 10 years of age
Physical examination revealed multiple subcutaneous nodules mainly concentrated all over the abdomen and both upper limbs which were painless.
Histopathological examination revealed adipose tissue
His father also had similar disease
The differential diagnosis includes Dercum’s disease (a painful syndrome of the adipose tissue associated with obesity) and Madelung’s disease (characterised by symmetric fat deposits in the head, neck, and upper trunk and is associated with chronic alcoholism).