Journal Article

Use of Ultrasonography-Assisted Liposuction for the Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus—Associated Enlargement of the Dorsocervical Fat Pad

P. J. Piliero, M. Hubbard, J. King and J. J. Faragon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 10, pages 1374-1377
Published in print November 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379073
Use of Ultrasonography-Assisted Liposuction for the Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus—Associated Enlargement of the Dorsocervical Fat Pad

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Enlargement of the dorsocervical fat pad (i.e., “buffalo hump”) is one manifestation of the lipodystrophy syndrome associated with human immunodeficiency virus. We report our experience with the use of ultrasonography-assisted liposuction in a cohort of 10 patients with this complication.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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