|Disorder||Synonym||Pattern of Abnormal SAT||Clinical Features|
Dercum's disease (DD) |
Type I: Juxta-articular|
Type II: Diffuse, associated with obesity
Type III: Discrete, fatty lumps
Painful subcutaneous adipose tissue in all types|
Male-female ratio 1:5-30
Fatigue, myalgias, shortness of breath 
Autosomal dominant transmission has been reported 
|Familial multiple lipomatosis (FML)||None||Discrete, lipomas +/- encapsulation; arm, thighs, abdomen, lower back, flanks [12, 13]||
Male-female ratio 1:1
If lipomatosis becomes painful, is considered DD Type III [11, 14, 15].
Autosomal dominant transmission; recessive inheritance has been reported.
|Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL)||
Benign symmetric lipomatosis
|Diffusely in men on neck and back, upper arms in women; supraclavicular, on abdomen, and lower back in both men and women ||
Male-female ratio 15:1-30:1
Mitochondrial mutations found in some 
Risk factors: corticosteroids and alcohol abuse.