The T1-weighted hyperintensity (Figure, A-D) and the intensity of the intermediate signal on the T2-weighted images suggested a tissue specificity.c diagnosis of lipoma of the trigeminal nerve. The patient refused surgery and the follow-up MRI 1 year later showed no interval changes in the morphology and extension of the lesion. The T1 coronal images show a homogenous hyperintense lesion involving the right trigeminal nerve root (white arrows) in A and B and the Meckel (white arrow) C cavern relative to the normal left trigeminal nerve. (black arrows) and Meckel's cave (yellow arrow).
If in doubt, your general practitioner may recommend that you perform an ultrasound, biopsy, or complete removal of the lump. They can also refer you to a specialized center if the lump is not typical of a harmless lipoma. You should also see your general practitioner if you have a mass that: In this case, your doctor will want to exclude other types of mass, such as a sarcoma (a very rare type of soft tissue cancer).
According to Endo, there are approximately 600,000 patients in the United States each year. The CCH potentially offers an alternative for patients who may choose to avoid surgery, and therefore, potentially avoid surgically related complications, namely, hematomas, sutures, an activity restricted and general anesthesia or local. CCH can also treat more moderate-to-severe cases in which patients do not want or can not undergo surgery and more severe patients with difficult or multiple lipomas for which surgery involves a significantly elevated risk or is not a practical treatment.
The exact cause of Dercum's disease is unknown. In most cases, Dercum's disease appears spontaneously for no apparent reason (sporadic). Some cases of Dercum's disease have occurred in families and several reports in the medical literature mention the possibility that the disorder can be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait in these cases. Genetic diseases are determined by the combination of genes for a particular character found on the chromosomes received from the father and the mother.
There is almost no recurrence seen. In about 1% of patients, a recurrence may occur, but only in case of incomplete excision of the lipoma. The exact cause of lipoma is not yet understood but studies have confirmed that there is a link between chromosome number 12 and some cases of solitary growth of lipoma 2. There have been several speculations on the etiology of lipoma but nothing specific has yet been proven.
Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes dorsal and volar ganglion cysts of the wrist. Ganglion of the wrist is the number one soft tissue hand mass. If a mass is present in the…