Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:671–672 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0863-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sadık Şentürk & Adem Özkan Received: 29 November 2012 /Accepted: 5 June 2013 /Published online: 3 July 2013 # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, acid, fasting glucose, serum estradiol, and testosterone levels, An unusual abnormal fat distribution of the lower part of the and thyroid function parameters were within normal limits. body is characterized by massive and symmetric deposits in Histological study of lipoaspirate showed subcutaneous fatty the groins, trochanters, buttocks, and hips, which contrast tissue. sharply with the normal upper part of the body. The massive The daugther, a 22-year-old patient, also presented lipomatosis of the lower part of the body can be classified with bilateral abnormal fat distribution of the lower part into three types: type 1, the familial symmetrical lipomatosis of the body. The patient's signs had appeared at age of that affects the groins, trochanters, hips, buttocks, and thighs; 12 also increasing with time. The physical examination re- type 2, the bilateral peritrochanteric familial lipomatosis; and vealed bilateral isolated, well-demarcated peritrochanteric type 3, the unilateral peritrochanteric lipomatosis. This de- lipomatosis although it was more evident on the left side formity affects only women
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