Lipomas

Latin: lipoma

It constitutes the tumour generating from subcutaneous tissue, single or multiple. May

occur rather frequently, with painless course of illness. The lipoma grows slowly and

may move within the surrounding tissues. Occasionally can take large dimensions, may

penetrate into the muscles, grow into the periosteum, press the neural structures and thus

give the sense of pain resulting in the pressure, not the growth itself.

The lipoma rarely may transform into cancer (usually in case of multiple non-radical

excisions)

Treatment: consists on total enucleation of the change, usually in localized infiltration

anaesthesia.