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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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The patient, with motor evoked potentials, (MEPs) monitoring, underwent mass extirpation of the lipoma through a left thoracic hemilaminectomy.
In addition, tumors of similar clinical character were found in other parts of the body: solitary lipoma in the parasternal region of the right side of the thorax with a diameter of about 5 cm, and two lipomas in the neck area with a diameter of about 5 cm each.
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.
Histopathological examination revealed that growth was lipoma (Fig.
In fact, lipomas may be superficial arising from the subcutaneous fat or less commonly subfascial, where they can have a larger size [5, 6,12].
Lipomas affect 1% of general population, with male and female in equal ratio.
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.
Among these 40 patients under-went follow up CT scan abdomen performed after 1-3 years and showed no change in size shape and remained asymptomatic as far as lipomas were concerned.
Between November 2009 and February 2014, 11 consecutive patients with parotid gland lipomas were identified.
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