THE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CERVICAL LIPOMATOSIS – CASE REPORT
Madelung’s disease (MD), also known as multiple symmetric lipomatosis or Launois Bensaude syndrome, is a rare metabolic condition, consisting of fat deposits, located mainly in the cervical, thoracic and abdominal areas. Etiology of the MD still remains unclear. It affects about one person in 25.000 inhabitants, with no gender distinction. Usually, patients with MD also suffer from other coexisting conditions. For the majority of the patients, the most frequent reasons for medical presentation are aesthetic reasons. The unique efficient treatment consists of surgical approach. Considering the rarity of such clinical cases and the lack of operative approaches in the medical literature, the aim of our paper is to present a case of MD of a non-smoker and non-alcoholic patient and our postoperative results. We report the clinical case of a middle-aged male (41 years old), which required the surgical management of his cervical lipomatosis, in order to regain his initial aesthetic aspect. Our surgical result was satisfying both for our surgical team and for the patient. We managed to obtain a positive aesthetic result, with no postoperative complications or negative events.