adiposis dolorosa


adiposis dolorosa
adiposis do·lo·ro·sa -.dō-lə-'rō-sə, -zə n a condition of generalized obesity characterized by pain in the abnormal deposits of fat

* * *

nodular circumscribed lipomatosis in which the adipose deposits are tender or painful because of pressing against adjacent nerves. It is usually seen in women, and sometimes there are accompanying pulmonary complications that can be fatal. Called also Anders disease, Dercum disease, and lipomatosis dolorosa.

Medical dictionary. 2011.