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Benign fatty tumor, often treated with excision or liposuction

Question: Is lipoma completely noncancerous no matter how long it is on your body? Also, does lipoma spread? I asked that because I'm still scared and worried about getting the lipoma removed from my back and the results that will follow after the procedure.

Answer: By definition, a lipoma is a benign fatty-cell growth, which doesn't spread, but may become large. Generally, the removal of a lipoma doesn't involve a large incision, so that the resulting scar is usually a small one. Since you are worried about it, make sure that the tissue gets examined by a pathologist, who can then assure you that the tissue is not cancerous, as there are liposarcomas, which are cancerous. However, the liposarcomas tend to be rather hard, and not soft and mushy, as is a benign lipoma.


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Fall and winter feeding of 'easy keepers' explained by equine nutrition expert

The Star-Ledger
Ralston noted that a fat horse is at increased risk of lipoma strangulation colic. This type of colic usually occurs in an older horse which was fat and became thin. The fat that was previously stored in the mesentary of the intestines forms a hard ...

The Surprising History and Future of Boob Job Fever

Huffington Post
The first published account of breast augmentation came in 1895, when Vincenz Czerny attempted to enhance a woman's breast with lumbar lipoma -- that is, tissue from a tumor. Other early materials used in attempted breast augmentations -- often with ...

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SYS-CON Media (press release)
... and timing, initiation and outcome of clinical trials for, additional indications including frozen shoulder, cellulite, human lipoma and canine lipoma and uterine fibroids, all of which will determine the amount of milestone, royalty, mark-up on ...

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Pet's swollen ear requires surgery

Central Kentucky News
Most pet owners are very knowledgeable about their pets and common problems they face from time to time. They often recognize the signs of certain illnesses or the appearance of a papilloma, lipoma or sebaceous cyst. But most pet owners don't have any ...

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Cancer victim's charity funds research

East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Mr Thompson is developing a technique to assess the outcome of surgery on children suffering from spinal lipoma, a build up of fat or a growth in the spinal column which causes progressive neurological defects. Smiles With Grace will give 58,000 to ...

The value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for microsurgical ...

7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Methods: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and value of various intraoperative monitoring techniques: motor and sensory evoked potentials (MEP, SEP), free-running and triggered electromyography (EMG). Thirty cases of spinal lipomas ...

Your Good Health: Get over your embarrassment

Times Colonist
A fatty tumour (lipoma) can cause a soft nodule, but usually not sudden pain and swelling. Other possibilities include a superficial blood clot, infection and calf-muscle tear. A month is a long time for any of these conditions. Go back to your doctor ...

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Nuova Venezia
Infatti pure ad Olga, operata per lipoma e bisognosa di continue cure, erano destinati parte dei proventi raccolti durante la manifestazione. Lei ora non ne ha pi bisogno, serviranno invece per le cure di tanti altri compagni con cui ha condiviso per ...