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see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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a limited benign tumor (sometimes multiple) consisting of fatty tissue.

Lipomas generally develop on the back, neck, and anterior abdominal wall. They vary in density and in size, from that of a hazelnut to that of the head of a grown man. Lipomas usually do not impair any function; generally, they are removed for cosmetic reasons.


A benign tumor composed of fat cells.
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Imaging of fatty tumors: distinction of lipoma and well-differentiated liposarcoma.
The lipoma lesion can occur almost anywhere in the body; oral lipomas predominantly affect the buccal mucosa, lips, tongue, palate and floor of mouth.
3] We described herein a rare posterior mediastinal lipoma with extension to the spinal canal, subdural space, and spinal cord through a Kovalevsky canal.
After sending the cheesy aspirate, which was obtained from the swelling before the surgery with the help of fine needle aspiration technique using a wide bore needle for histopathological examination, the reports confirmed it to be an epidermoid cyst with no further malignant transformation as the cyst is lined with stratified squamous epithelium with no dysplastic features, hence ruling out the possibility of a benign lipoma.
Lipoma arborescence (LA) is a rare benign idiopathic intra articular lesion that involves the knee joint, particularly the supra patellar pouch.
Lipoma (from Latin lipoma) is the most common benign tumor of mesenchymal origin.
The differential diagnosis may include some benign and malignant gastric neoplasms, such as nonneoplastic gastric polyps; some other soft tissue tumors with lipomatous components/differentiation, such as lipoma, angiomyolipoma, and well-differentiated liposarcoma; and vascular lesions, such as angiodysplasia and glomus tumors.
Fibrolipoma, a histologic variant of lipoma, is characterised by mature adipose tissue which is separated into lobules by fibrous strands.
Key words: infiltrative spinal lipoma, paraparesis, adipocytes, lipid, cord, avian, Canada goose, Branta canadensis
Histopathological examination revealed that growth was lipoma (Fig.
El Hibernoma o lipoma de grasa parda, descrito originalmente en 1906 por Merkel (1), es un tumor benigno extremadamente infrecuente, nombrado primeramente como Pseudolipoma.