ABSTRACT: The Barraquer-Simons syndrome is a rare acquired acral partial lipodystrophy of unknown etiology. It progressively develops during childhood. It leads to a complete loss of subcutaneous fat in the face, neck, trunk and upper limbs. The disease is more common in female than male patients and causes facial dysmorphy. Free fat transplantation seems to be an appropriate technique to treat facial abnormalities encountered in this syndrome.
Revue de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale 06/2011; 112(3):172-3. · 0.35 Impact Factor