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Madelung disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign symmetrical lipomatosis
  • Central non-encapsulated lipomatosis
  • Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy
  • Familial benign cervical lipomatosis
  • Familial symmetric lipomatosis
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign symmetrical lipomatosis
  • Central non-encapsulated lipomatosis
  • Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy
  • Familial benign cervical lipomatosis
  • Familial symmetric lipomatosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.