buffalo hump


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buffalo hump

 
a painless accumulation of fat on the upper back, seen in cushing's syndrome.

buf·fa·lo type

term used to describe the distribution of a fat deposit seen posteriorly over the upper thoracic spine; seen in hyperadrenocorticalism (Cushing syndrome).
Synonym(s): buffalo hump

buffalo hump

an accumulation of fat on the back of the neck associated with the prolonged use of large doses of glucocorticoids or the hypersecretion of cortisol caused by Cushing's syndrome.
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Buffalo hump
A popular term for a mass of fat at the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, characteristically seen in Cushing’s disease/syndrome
A similar mass may also accumulate in the thoracolumbar regions of black South Africans with achondroplasia—possibly related to their practice of carrying infants on their backs—or in mucopolysaccharidoses and chronic osteomyelitis induced by coccidioidomycosis and M tuberculosis

buffalo hump

Gibbus A popular term for a mass of adipose tissue present at the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, characteristically seen in Cushing's disease/syndrome; a gibbus may also accumulate in the thoracolumbar regions of black South Africans with achondroplasia–possibly related to their practice of carrying infants on their backs, mucopolysaccharidoses, chronic osteomyelitis induced by coccidioidomycosis and.M tuberculosis

buf·fa·lo neck

(bŭf'ă-lō nek)
Combination of moderate kyphosis with a thick heavy fat pad on the neck, seen especially in people with Cushing disease or syndrome.
Synonym(s): buffalo hump.
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There was excessive fatty deposition between his shoulder blades, consistent with a buffalo hump.
Instead, patients with buffalo hump tended to have a higher body mass index (larger body size), more total body fat, and more fat in their limbs and gut.
the side effects of the new drugs redistributed fat deposits in such sites as "the buffalo hump," "the Crixivan stomach," even if these signs were understood only by initiates.
The primary end point was complete biochemical remission of autoimmune hepatitis and the absence of steroid-related adverse effects such as moon face, acne, buffalo hump, hirsutism, striae, diabetes, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure.
Patients suffering from buffalo hump usually experience pain and limited range of head motion, depending on the severity of fat accumulation.
Recombinant growth hormone is effective in reducing the appearance of buffalo hump and central obesity, but due to its cost, accompanying side effects, and the complete reversal of any improvements after stopping the drug, it may not be the best therapy.
Although lipodystrophy can cause breast enlargement, buffalo hump, and abdominal protuberance, dermatologists are most likely to see patients with facial atrophy.
Initial efforts to define lipodystrophy were based on the assumption that the syndrome was related to the use of PIs, despite the fact that many symptoms-including half of the cases reported in the first paper on buffalo humps (5)--were seen in patients who had never taken PIs.