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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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Lipoma arborescens is seen between the ages of nine and 66 with male predominance.
Val-bernal and colleagues reported a case of incidental bladder lipoma during a cystoscopic examination after a nephroureterectomy for high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis; the lipoma was smooth and yellow with a submucosal polyp on the dome of the bladder wall.
Cellular angiofibroma: analysis of 25 cases emphasizing its relationship to spindle cell lipoma and mammary-type myofibroblastoma.
Spinal lipomas and dermal sinus tracks are the most common disorders presenting as clinical problems.
This was removed and histological analysis showed mature adipose tissue consistent with lipoma.
The lesion was resected under the presumed diagnosis of low-grade liposarcoma or atypical lipoma.
The single injection study will evaluate 32 dogs randomized 1:1 XIAFLEX to placebo and the primary efficacy endpoint is the relative change from baseline for lipoma volume at the 3 month visit as determined by CT scan.
In malignant cases of lipoma, surgical removal and radiation therapy may be required.
After correlating with the radiologic features, the diagnosis of intramuscular lipoma was made.
One SNP on the preferred translocation partner in lipoma (LPP) gene (rs1464510) was significantly associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Radiological diagnosis of intradural lipoma and differential diagnosis of dermoid tumour, teratoma or complex mucinous myxopapillary ependymoma was offered.
The procedures this practice did were lesion removal, colposcopy, sigmoidoscopy, cryo therapy, vasectomy, circumcision, lipoma removal and endometrial biopsy.