This poor guy had lipomas even in his tongue
SourceBenign symmetric lipomatosis (Madelung disease) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by diffuse growth of unencapsulated lipomas predominantly in the head, neck and shoulder region. Involvement of the tongue has been previously described in only five cases. A 49-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis presented with an 11-year history of benign symmetric lipomatosis complaining of increasing dysphagia, dysarthria and hoarseness. Clinical intraoral examination revealed asymmetric, globular, firm, circumscribed masses on both borders of the tongue. During surgery, the masses seemed encapsulated from surrounding muscles and could easily be extirpated. However, "satellite fat cells" became obvious, which might give rise to the development of new lipomas.
I don't know what the author means by "satellite fat cells" but I found out that muscles have satellite cells (Myosatellite) attached to the muscle fibers. They are some sort of stem cells that are capable of fixing damaged muscle fibers. They activate only when a trauma or disease is present.
Most of my lipomas have appeared to the location of a trauma.
Does anybody know what are satellite fat cells?