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Authors
Keywords
alcoholic hepatopathy disease
benign symmetric lipomatosis
Abstract
Benign symmetric lipomatosis (BSL) is a disease characterized by symmetrical and diffuse adipose tissue deposits on the neck, shoulder, chest, abdomen and groin. It is comparatively common in the Mediterranean basin, but rare in Japan. We report on a 53-year-old male patient with BSL along with a review of the literature. The lesions were distributed bilaterally in the submandibular, neck and upper back region. This patient had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol with elevated liver enzymes including aspartate aminotransferase (133 IU/L), alanine aminotransferase (159 IU/L) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (355 IU/L). The liver function was normalized after a 1-year restriction of alcohol consumption through life management. Tumors in the posterior and anterior cervical regions were resected. The patient is still in a good condition at 3 years and 5 months after the operation.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
48
Issue
4
Start Page
101
End Page
106
Published Date
2005-12
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2005, 48(4), 101-106
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English