Familial multiple angiolipomatosis

Dermatol Online J. 2007 Jan 27;13(1):3.


An 80-year-old man presented with a 50-year history of asymptomatic, subcutaneous masses on the arms, trunk, and legs. His father and maternal grandmother had had similar lesions. Histopathologic examination showed a benign angiolipoma; the same diagnosis has been made on several previous biopsy specimens. This patient's history and physical examination support the diagnosis of familial angiolipomatosis, which is a benign, autosomal-dominant condition that may be regarded as a subtype of familial multiple lipomatosis (FML) or as a distinct entity. Management of this condition may include liposuction or surgery to reduce the tumor burden.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiomatosis / genetics*
  • Angiomatosis / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lipomatosis, Multiple Symmetrical / genetics*
  • Lipomatosis, Multiple Symmetrical / pathology
  • Male
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Skin / pathology