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Author Topic: Any Real Treatment for this Hump on my back?  (Read 6164 times)

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Offline code3mama

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Any Real Treatment for this Hump on my back?
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:53:23 AM »
I have been Poz for 16 years. When I first heard of this lipodystrophy thing I thought all was lost. Not all. I am glad that doctors are not preforming elective surgery on poz patients. I had Liposuction in January. It helped. I'm not gonna win a swimsuit contest, but it helped. The doctor said he could cut the hump out. Not knowing if he's even done this before. I just felt uneasy about this procedure. Any sugestions?

He said since this is a solid hard mass Lipo wouldn't work.


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Re: Any Real Treatment for this Hump on my back?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 09:42:34 PM »
Hey babe, some useful links.  I havn't had any, and I don't know anyone who has, but thought this might be helpful.

Forum on Lipodystrophy and Wasting: buffalo hump surgeryThe Body: The Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resource ... buffalo hump surgery May 9, 2003. I'm a 45 year old, HIV+ for 20 years, recently taken off all meds and ...
bbs.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Lipodystrophy/Archive/Lipodystrophy/Q146787.html - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

Surgery for buffalo hump shows variable results depending on methodSurgery for buffalo hump shows variable results depending on method. Simon Collins, HIV i-Base. It has been suggested that there may be a higher incidence ...
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[88] RELAPSE OF HIV-RELATED BUFFALO HUMP AFTER LIPOSUCTIONRESULTS: In a cohort of 53 consecutive patients treated with liposuction for buffalo hump, 20 HIV patients had been analysed 1 year after surgery. ...
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Forum on Managing of Side Effects of HIV Treatment: Buffalo Hump ...Buffalo Hump-Does Surgery Help? May 11, 2001. I have a huge,uncomfortable,& very unsightly "buffalo hump" as a result of my HIV meds. ...
www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Current/Q24332.html - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

Forum on General Treatment Strategies: Cortisol/Buffalo Hump ...I, too, have a buffalo hump -- but I do not have HIV. ... At that time I underwent surgery to remove the hump for cosmetic reasons. ...
www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Treatment/Archive/Women/Q12047.html - 23k - Cached - Similar pages
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[PDF] HIV Lipodystrophy Treatment (Buffalo Hump) with VASER Ultrasound ...File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
sented recurrence of buffalo hump after treatment. with standard liposuction. The recurrence appeared. after 23 months of previously established surgery, ...
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Two years follow-up of surgical treatment of Buffalo Hump in ...Methods: A series of patients with buffalo hump (BH) who underwent ... Results: 18 HIV patients (4 women and 14 men) were followed up for at least 18 months ...
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Long-term Efficacy of Buffalo Hump Surgical Treatment in Patients ...METHODS: A consecutive series of pts with buffalo hump (BH), ... (range 10-24) before surgery without significant modification of the dorsal-cervical mass. ...
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Forum on Managing of Side Effects of HIV Treatment: Buffalo humpBuffalo hump also occurs in the HIV- population as well as in connection with a ... Surgery can be helpful but is expensive. Exercise and diet may have a ...
thebody.org/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Archive/Lipodystrophy/Q175276.html - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction Reduces Buffalo HumpUAL is the treatment of choice for patients with a buffalo hump, according to Dr. Rod Rohrich, chief of plastic surgery at University of Texas Southwestern ...
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Re: Any Real Treatment for this Hump on my back?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 12:22:04 PM »
Thanks, I will go throgh all the links. I hope I find some treatment that has promise.

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Re: Any Real Treatment for this Hump on my back?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007, 08:28:42 PM »
Hey Code3,

I just switched meds because of this problem. My hump isn't too big, but it bugs me nonetheless.

I hope you find a treatment that helps. Let me know what you decide to do.


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