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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.

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A benign tumor composed of fat cells.
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* Every once in a great while, a fatty tumor turns out to be an infiltrative liposarcoma rather than a lipoma.
Well-differentiated liposarcomas are low-grade fatty tumors with negligible metastatic potential and less than 10% chance of local recurrence even after positive margin excision [7, 8, 13].
But in most cases, the lumps we discover as we pet and groom our dogs are lipomas, which are benign (noncancerous) fat deposits, also known as fatty tumors.
PET evaluation of fatty tumors in the extremity: possibility of using the standardized uptake value (SUV) to differentiate benign tumors from liposarcoma.
Benign fatty tumors: classification, clinical course, imaging appearance, and treatment.
Malignant fatty tumors: classification, clinical course, imaging appearance and treatment.
Cases of hereditary, multiple, fatty tumors. Edinburgh M J.
A What you describe sounds like lipomas, fatty tumors that grow between the skin and muscle and usually are detected in middle age.
Its high saponin (soap) content facilitates weight loss and the dissolving of fatty tumors and warts.
Liposuction also has many valuable therapeutic applications and has been used effectively to treat medical conditions like excessive sweating and non-cosmetic fat accumulation, such as lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and gynecomastia (enlarged, male breasts).
Another study found an increased incidence of high blood pressure, benign fatty tumors, sensitivity to light, and depression among these veterans and miscarriages among their wives (SN: 11/19/88, p.325).
Temple, "Imaging of fatty tumors: distinction of lipoma and well-differentiated liposarcoma," Radiology, vol.