About Madelung's Disease
Explains the symptoms and outlines recent advances in treatment.
Lipomatosi di Launois-Bensaude (MSL)
A site, in both Italian and English, providing a historical perspective of Madelung's Disease.
Madelung's Disease: Benign Symmetric Lipomatosis
Provides an illustrated case study with notes on differential diagnoses.
NORD: Madelung's Disease
The National Organization for Rare Disorders briefly describes this rare disorder (also known as Multiple Symmetrical Lipomatosis, Benign Symmetric Lipomatosis or Lanois-Bensaude Syndrome) and lists further reference information.
OMIM Entry 151800
Describes the form of Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis (MSL) characterized by a collar of fat around the neck. The article suggests the cause to be a mitochondrial abnormality.
Soft Tissue Pathology
Features images of the disease, taken with various scanning techniques.
Osteonecrosis in multiple symmetrical lipomatosis
The European Association of Radiology presents an illustrated case history from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Madelung's Disease: Inherited from an Ancient Mediterranean Population?
Abstract of a case study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Full text available for purchase.
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