Giant lipoma of the back
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CitationAydoğdu, E., Yıldırım, S., Eker, G. ve Aköz, T. (2004). Giant lipoma of the back. Dermatologic Surgery. 30(1), s. 121-122.
To the Editor: Lipomas are dermal or subcutaneous collections of benign adipose tissue. With an estimated incidence of nearly 10%, they are most common mesenchymal tumor.1 However, the tumors may occasionally enlarge rapidly and become huge.2 Most lesions are solitary, discrete nodules that remain asymptomatic and occur at the trunk and extremities. The peak incidence is in the 5th and 6th decades, and females are more commonly affected than males.3 Histologically, these lesions, composed of mature adipose cells, often have a fibrous capsule that can surround the collection of adipose cells. Lipomas can be located in subdermal, pariosteal, interosseous, visceral, intermuscular, or intramuscular sites. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice when appropriate or desired.
- Makale Koleksiyonu 
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