It is more likely that lipomas are at the extreme benign spectrum of tumors, which, at the malignant end, include liposarcomas (see Pathophysiology). As more than half of the lipomas encountered by clinicians are subcutaneous, most of this article will be devoted to this subgroup. Additional information on other locations (eg, intramuscular, renal, gastrointestinal GI) will be included where appropriate.
Institutional members access the full text with Ovid® Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Your message has been sent to your colleague. Numerous causes of trapping of the suprascapular nerve have been described, including a small spinogleanoid cut, a tight ligament, bone erosions, and ganglion cysts. In the current patient, trapping of the suprascapular nerve was caused by lipoma in the suprascapular erosion.
Lipomas are slow growing in nature and can affect people of any age group. These are the most common soft tissue swellings in people. A lipoma is essentially a fat mass. It is usually unique in number and the size is limited to less than 1 centimeter in most cases, but sometimes there may be multiple lipomas in one person. They have a subcutaneous origin, that is, lie below the skin and can easily be lifted between two fingers when they are pinched.
The most common sites where lipomas develop are on the shoulders, chest and back. However, other areas of the skin may develop a lipoma. Lipomas can also form inside the body. However, in most of these cases, you will not know that you have a lipoma because you can not see them and they rarely cause problems. Anyone can develop a lipoma at any age. Lipomas are common. Some people inherit a tendency to develop lipomas and can have several on different parts of the body.
Steroid injections are best reserved for small lipomas whereas liposuction alone does not allow complete revision or histopathological evaluation of the tumor.5,6 The diagnosis of two cases of vulvar lipoma within six months in a center may suggest that this condition is not current thinking is rare and emphasizes the need to subject all excisional lesions to an Histopathological evaluation. Two cases of vulvar lipomas detected within six months in adults are presented. The lipomas have been removed by a complete surgical exeresis and the diagnosis confirmed by histopathology.
A lipoma is slow-growing, benign growth of fat cells. It is contained in a thin, fibrous capsule and found right under the skin. A lipoma is typically not tender and moves around easily with…