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Minerva Stomatologica 2003 January-February;52(1-2):31-4

language: Italian

On the basis of the physical examination and pathological history of the patients, blood and instrumental tests have been performed in both cases

Brongo S., Nicoletti G., Ferraro G., Grella E., D'Andrea F.


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Two cases of partial progressive lipodystrophy syndrome with extensive soft tissue atrophy of the face and of the upper part of the trunk , with kidney and blood alteration, are presented. On the basis of the psysical examination and pathological history of the patients, blood and instrumental tests have been performed in both cases. The diagnosis of partial progressive lipodystrophy syndrome has been made and a surgical treatment with dermal fat graft from the inguinal region was proposed to the patients after several information and was performed to improve the facial contour. After a follow up of 18 months a resorption of 50% of dermal fat graft was found according to surgeons' expectations with a good esthetic improvement of the face.

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