J. FLOYD CANNON, M.D.
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Localized or unusual depositions of fat are classified as lipomatosis to distinguish them from the ordinary form of obesity. There have been few articles concerning them because of their lack of clinical importance. They cause little concern except from a cosmetic point of view or when they mechanically interfere with normal function because of an unfortunate situation.
The etiological factors may be classified as primary or secondary. The secondary type could include the following: (1) Diffuse symmetrical lipomatosis (Fetthals; adenolipomatosis) in which the unencapsulated mass has a predilection for the neck region. These are found in the area rich with
CANNON JF. CONGENITAL DIFFUSE LIPOMATOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1431–1437. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1431
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1431-1437.
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