To increase the accuracy of the diagnosis and to be safe, imaging techniques must be combined with fine-needle aspiration. Generally, fine needle aspiration cytology is not performed because the lipoma can be totally removed with the capsule by minor surgery and the difficulty of undergoing procedures investigation is saved. There is no specific medical care for lipoma but only surgical management.
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They can grow anywhere in the body where there are fat cells, but they are usually visible on the skin: they feel soft and "pitiful" to the touch and go from the pea size a few centimeters in diameter. They grow very slowly and usually cause no other problems. Sometimes, lipomas can grow deeper in the body, so you will not be able to see them or feel them. Lipomas are quite common, with about one in 100 people.
Lipomas are common benign mesenchymal tumors. They can develop in virtually every organ of the body. The anatomy depends on the site of the tumor. Subcutaneous lipomas are usually not fixed to the underlying aponeurosis. The fibrous capsule must be removed to avoid any recurrence. In the gastrointestinal tract, lipomas are presented as submucosal fat tumors. The most common places include the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Symptoms manifest as obstruction or bleeding. Colonic lipomas are usually found at endoscopy. Gentle palpation with a biopsy forceps reveals the soft nature of the submucosal mass.
However, they can appear in other areas of the brain, usually close to the median line. Lipomas vary in size. Single or multiple tumors may be present. A lipoma can cause no symptoms and often goes unnoticed until an examination is done for other medical reasons. Conservative treatment is generally recommended because these tumors are benign and rarely cause symptoms. Surgery may be suggested in some cases. Learn more about the different treatment options for brain tumors on our Treatments page.
This lovely patient of mind has a lipoma on the right Inguinal area (right inner thigh right at the crease). She was told my her primary care doc that this is a benign growth (which is correct)…