However, in case of doubt, a deep skin biopsy can be performed, which will show the typical histopathological features of the lipoma and its variants. The rare lipid cancer, liposarcoma, almost never occurs in the skin. Liposarcoma is a deep tumor andIt often grows on the thigh, groin or back of the abdomen. If your lipoma gets bigger or painful, consult your doctor. A skin biopsy may be necessary to rule out liposarcoma.
Lipomas have been identified in all age groups but usually appear between 40 and 60 years of age. These slow growing tumors, almost always benign, are generally in the form of round, motile, non-painful masses with a characteristic soft and soggy feel. Rarely, lipomas can be associated with syndromes such as multiple hereditary lipomatosis, colorless adipose, Gardner's syndrome and Madelung's disease.
It is doughy to the touch, of soft consistency and usually, not tender. Lipomas can be single or multiple and are the most common soft tissue swelling that can occur at any age, but are mostly detected at the middle age 1. A lipoma is generated typically benign and harmless. It is mostly left untreated, however if it is painful or increases in size, it may need to be removed. A lipoma is an innocent and harmless growth of subcutaneous origin.
More than 10 million scientific documents at hand What is lipoma? Should I worry if I have one? Lipomas are benign subcutaneous fat growths. Patients usually want to remove them because they are unsightly or pressing nerves are uncomfortable. They usually start small and gradually enlarge to 5-10 cm in diameter over a period of several years. There are genetics and family aspects to lipomas.
In most cases, your doctor can easily recognize and diagnose a lipoma. Sometimes you might need an ultrasound of the area. If a lipoma increases in size or becomes painful, you must inform the doctor, as it may be a sign that the lipoma is changing. Rarely, doctors can not say for certain whether the mass is a lipoma or not. Lipomas can be confused with malignant (cancerous) tumors, called liposarcomas.
These are wide, benign nephropsies, located on the neck and upper back, the shoulders, the abdomen, the buttocks and the proximal extremities1,2. It is said that the vulva is so rare that only a few cases have been reported1. However, within six months, two adult cases have been detected in our center. We present these cases, discuss the clinical characteristics and current management options available for this vulvar pathology, and underline the need for histopathological evaluation of all excised lesions. where facilities permit Case 1: A 28-year-old para 2 was presented to our department with a painless, slow-growing six-month-old right vulval mass.
Lipoma can be removed in OPD set up by using minimum instruments and Local anaesthesia. It is a painless procedure. The entire lobulated mass can be removed without causing injury to the deeper…