Their laboratory exams were unremarkable and they were prepared for surgical excision. The masses were completely excised under general anesthesia. The postoperative recoveries of both patients were uneventful. Cut slices of tumors showed lobulated yellow tissue without hemorrhage or necrosis. Microscopic examination revealed circumscribed congenital tumors composed of mature adipocytes (Figure 2) confirming the diagnosis of vulvar lipoma.
In severe cases, the pain can worsen with movement. The exact reason for the pain associated with Dercum's disease is unknown, but can occur because lipomas press on the neighboring nerves. Lipomas can be found in any part of the body, although they are rare in the head and neck. The trunk, arms and upper legs are most commonly affected. Some people with Dercum can experience swelling of various areas of the body, especially the hands. Swelling occurs for no apparent reason and often goes away without treatment. Significant weight gain is a common occurrence for most individuals affected by Dercum disease.
A cyst is a bag under the skin that contains fluid and may look like a lipoma. Here's how to do the difference: An ultrasound can easily identify lipomas and cysts. If your lipoma is bigger than a golf ball (5 cm or about 2 inches) and painful, ask your general practitioner to arrange an ultrasound and refer to a specialized center. Lipomas are deposits encapsulated with benign fat, often sensed as bulges under the skin.
Curcumin extract is much more concentrated than powdered root. The recommended dosage varies, but a product made for dogs suggests giving 20 to 60 mg per 10 pounds of body weight a day. Higher doses, up to 2,000 mg twice daily for a large dog, are used to treat dogs with cancer. The combination of curcumin and bromine may increase absorption. Herbalist Ingrid Naiman has developed "stone-free" herbal support for the kidney and gallbladder using turmeric and other herbs.
You can find out more about the different types of soft tissue sarcoma on the Cancer Research UK website. Lipomas should not usually be removed unless they cause problems, such as pain, or if there is doubt. You can remove your lipoma if it is large or in an obvious place and this affects your self-esteem. However, you may have to pay for it privately. Removing a lipoma in these circumstances is considered as an aesthetic surgery, which is rarely available throughout the NHS.
Third times a charm, I guess. ugh…. Sorry, this was supposed to be a simple Throwback Thursday, so I could show you how my patient is healing after having a pretty sizable lipoma was removed….