lipoma

Pleomorphic lipoma

What is a pleomorphic lipoma? A pleomorphic lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat and spindle cells. Pleomorphic lipomas commonly grow around the upper back and neck but can start almost anywhere in the body. Most grow just under our skin where they feel like a soft lump. Another name for this tumour is …
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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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Angiolipoma

What is an angiolipoma? An angiolipoma is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat. Since we have fat everywhere in our bodies, lipomas can occur just about anywhere. But most lipomas occur just under our skin where they feel like a soft lump. Angiolipomas can cause discomfort before they are removed. What is fat? The human …
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