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Synonyms for adiposis

the property of excessive fatness

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When there are similar cases in the family, familial lipomatosis is an option, and Dercum's disease (adiposis dolorosa) is a possibility if the fat accumulation is accompanied by pain [23].
A much rarer but important potential dermatologic complication in obesity is Dercum's disease, which usually occurs in later adult life and involves development of multiple painful lipomas.
Stuart Collie, 35, from Oban, has Dercum's disease, which left a mass of painful tumours on his legs and abdomen.