- Slow progressive growth of a “lump”
- Soft and fluctuant mass in fatty regions of the body.
- Round, oval or multilobulated.
- No punctum
- Rarely, they may involve deeper fascia layers
- Rapidly progressive
- Size > 5cm
- Deep to Fascia
- Sebaecous Cysts
- Fat Necrosis
- No suspicious features
- No cosmetic concern to patient.
- Simple Excision and Primary Closure
- Liposuction (3), less commonly used.
- Injection with low concentrations of deoxycholate (4), further studies needed.
- Recurrence is uncommon
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Hereditary Conditions (8)
Familial Multiple Lipomatosis
- Multiple and symmetric, non-encapsulated masses of fatty tissue,
- Usually involving the neck and the upper region of the trunk.
- Male predisposition