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.