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Intramuscular lipoma

What is an intramuscular lipoma? Intramuscular lipomas are non-cancerous tumours made up of fat. These tumours develop deep inside a muscle and they may feel like a lump. Often, intramuscular lipomas are not well separated from the surrounding normal muscle which can make it challenging for your surgeon to remove the tumour completely. What is …
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Spindle cell lipoma

What is spindle cell lipoma? A spindle cell lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat and long, thin spindle cells. This tumour commonly starts around the upper back and neck but can be found almost anywhere in the body. Most grow just under our skin where they feel like a soft lump. Another …
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Lipoma

What is a lipoma? A lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat cells. Most lipomas occur in the skin but this tumour can be found almost anywhere in the body. Can a lipoma turn into cancer over time? A lipoma cannot turn into cancer over time. However, tumours that are incompletely removed can …
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Adipose tissue

What is adipose tissue? Adipose tissue is fat. Normal adipose tissue is found all over our bodies. Large amounts of adipose tissue is found under the skin where it is called subcutaneous adipose tissue. Large amounts of adipose tissue is also found in the abdomen where it covers and protects our internal organs. What are …
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