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Well differentiated liposarcoma

by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC, updated on November 19, 2019. Quick facts: Well differentiated liposarcoma is a cancer made up of fat. It can start anywhere in the body but the most common location is the abdomen. This tumour affects adults and rarely happens in children. Normal fat The human body is made up of …
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Dedifferentiated liposarcoma

This article was last reviewed on November 21, 2018 by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Dedifferentiated liposarcoma is a type of cancer made at least partly from fat. Most tumours start off as a well differentiated liposarcoma before undergoing a process called dedifferentiation. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma shows a genetic change in the MDM2 gene. Normal …
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Myxoid liposarcoma

by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC, updated on November 21, 2018 Quick facts: Myxoid liposarcoma is a type of cancer called a sarcoma. The tumour is made up of abnormal looking fat cells. Myxoid liposarcoma often shows a genetic change involving the genes DDIT3, FUS, or EWSR1. Normal fat The human body is made up of many different …
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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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