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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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Angiolipoma appears as a mass with a central hyperechoic portion surrounded by a hypoechoic part on the periphery on abdominal echo.
Not surprisingly, the overall preoperative diagnostic accuracy for gastric angiolipoma is not very high, given the rarity of the neoplasm coupled with the nonspecific clinical presentation and lack of specific findings on imaging studies.
The size of reported gastric angiolipoma ranges from 0.
On physical examination, the typical angiolipoma is less than 4 cm in diameter and generally tents the skin.
On a contrast-enhanced study, an angiolipoma shows marked enhancement as a result of its intense vascularity.
Koopman has suggested that waiting for spontaneous regression in angiolipoma will allow the lesions to become more destructive and infiltrative, leading to further cosmetic problems.
Angiolipoma was first established as a distinct entity in 1960 by Howard and Helwig.
4%) met the criteria for angiolipoma (7) Two ofthe 25 angiolipomas were microscopically unencapsulated and showed some degree of infiltration into adjacent tissues.
The diagnosis of angiolipoma can be aided by computed tomography or MRI.
The average age of 14 women and 1 man with hemangiomas (13), angiolipoma (1), and angiomatosis (1) was 57 years (median, 54).
Tambien se consideran otros tumores grasos que tienen su origen en el desarrollo embrionario, como los teratomas, mielolipomas, angiolipomas y quiste dermoide.
Lipomas, lipomatosis, angiolipomas, chondroid lipomas, lipoblastoma, lipobalostomatosis, spindle cell lipoma and pleomorphic lipomas are lesions that can mimic the condition.