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Kerstin Berntorp

Kerstin Berntorp

Adjunct professor

Kerstin Berntorp

Liposuction in Dercum’s disease

Author

  • Erik Berntorp
  • Kerstin Berntorp
  • Håkan Brorson

Editor

  • Melvin A Shiffman
  • Alberto Di Giuseppe

Summary, in English

Adiposis dolorosa or Dercum’s disease is associated with pain. The symptoms are very therapy resistant and may have a major impact on quality of life. The authors describe the diagnosis and classification as well as treatment including medications and surgery. Liposuction seems to be a logical treatment of the symptoms in Dercum’s disease, but according to the experience at the authors’ hospital, the improvement of pain has a rather short duration.

Department/s

  • Clinical Coagulation, Malmö
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Surgery
  • BioCARE: Biomarkers in Cancer Medicine improving Health Care, Education and Innovation

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

657-660

Publication/Series

Liposuction: Principles and Practice

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Status

Published

Research group

  • Clinical Coagulation, Malmö
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Surgery

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9783662489031
  • ISBN: 9783662489017