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CASE REPORT
Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum’s disease)

Summary

We present a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with chronic bilateral upper extremity pain associated with innumerable angiomyolipomas that developed 5 years after a motor vehicle accident involving his upper extremities. Our case notes the rare nature of painful adipose tissue deposits and the diagnostic challenges.

  • dermatology
  • musculoskeletal and joint disorders
  • skin
  • pain (neurology)
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