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A 41-year-old male asked:

could extremely large lipomas in lumbar region over each erector spinae group cause loss of range of motion and the abilitynot to engage abdominals in?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on size, but: If it is large enough, yes. Have a surgeon look at it, because large lipomas could be liposarcoma, a malignant tumor.

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