Liposuction for treating insulin-induced lipohypertrophy in a diabetic patient with coexisting lipoatrophy

G. Jermendy, E. Hernandez, B. Begyes

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Abstract

A case of a diabetic women with coexistence of insulin-induced lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy is reported. No plausible explanation was found for different sensitivity of subcutaneous fat to insulin resulting in both lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy at different sites of insulin administration in the same diabetic patient. Lipoatrophy remained unchanged despite using human insulin around the affected areas. Lipohypertrophy was successfully treated by liposuction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997

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Keywords

  • Insulin treatment
  • Lipoatrophy
  • Lipohypertrophy
  • Liposuction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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