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Intramuscular lipoma

by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC, updated on July 14, 2018. Quick facts: Intramuscular lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat. The tumour starts and grows inside a muscle. Some tumours look and feel like a lump under the skin. Normal fat The human body is made up of many different types of tissue. …
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Spindle cell lipoma

by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC, updated on July 14, 2018. Quick facts: Spindle cell lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat and long thin cells called spindle cells. Most tumours start around the upper back or neck. The tumour usually feels like a soft lump just under the skin. Normal fat The human …
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Lipoma

by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC, updated on July 14, 2018. Quick facts: A lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat. It is a very common type of tumour especially in older adults. Most lipomas are soft and look like a small lump under the skin. Normal fat The human body is made up …
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What is adipose tissue?

Adipose tissue is fat. Normal adipose tissue is found all over our body. 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. Tumours made up of adipose tissue …
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