Giant Lipoma of Unusual Regions: A Case Series of Two Unfortunate Adults

Authors

  • Badaruddin Sahito Department of Orthopedics, Unit II, Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Javeria Qamar Department of Orthopedics, Dow University of Health Sciences, Baba e Urdu Road, Saddar, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sajjad Ahmed Department of Orthopedics, Unit II, Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Waqas Khan Department of Orthopedics, Unit II, Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Giant Lipoma, Lipoma, Surgical excision, Malignancy, Fatty, Tumors, Buttock

Abstract

Lipomas are prevalent, benign, asymptomatic mesenchymal tumors that can develop in various areas where adipose tissue is present. However, when lipomas reach sizes larger than 10 cm in width or exceed 1 kilogram in weight, they are classified as giant lipomas [1-3]. These oversized lipomas can lead to functional restrictions, aesthetic concerns, and compression-related injuries, all of which can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life. They are usually surgically removed to avoid injury to major neurovascular structures; however, they have a predisposition for recurrence and the risk of malignancy following surgery. This case series discusses the clinical findings and surgical treatment of two patients who had enormous, deformable, fatty tumors of buttocks and thigh, respectively.

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Published

2023-06-23

How to Cite

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Sahito B, Qamar J, Ahmed S, Khan MW. Giant Lipoma of Unusual Regions: A Case Series of Two Unfortunate Adults. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2023Jun.23 [cited 2024May29];8(2):88-90. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/403

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Case Report