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Benign tumor: It is a benign lesion of the kidney usually composed of muscle, blood vessels, and fat. Sometimes, treatment is recommended when they are larger than 5 cm given a higher risk of bleeding. ...Read more
A urologist diagnosed me with urethral angiolipoma. I am 28 and this causes urethral obstruction. Should I have it removed or learn to live with it?
Tough problem: This is an unusual problem that needs proper assessment by an expert in urethral reconstruction. If it is just an angioma then laser has has used to ablate the abnormal blood vessel if on the other hand there is a solid component (as in angiolipoma) then excising this tissue should be strongly considered if it is causing any obstruction. Living with it is not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an angiolipoma of the brain cause nerve pain through out the body? What is the best treatment if surgical removal isn't an option?
Angiolipoma: An anginolipoma is a rare lesion and the normal treatment of choice is surgical removal as long as the neurosurgeon feels it can access in a reasonable fashion. This tumor would not likely be the cause of pain throughout the body, in most cases if there is pain it would be related to a specific region of the body, not a diffuse pain. ...Read more
I have lumps thighs hips ribs belly. Bx from thigh shows angiolipoma. Could they all b this? Path not backr/t autoimmune? Seeing rheum. ?Ra vs lupus.
See below: Yes they can potentially be lipomas---some people can have several. ...Read more
Benign fatty tumors: Angiolipomas are benign fatty tumors that have a more extensive development of vascular channels (angio) than simple lipomas. The more extensive vascular channels do not represent malignancy as is often the case in other tumors. They are more commonly tender to touch than simple lipomas. Excision is not necessary unless they are growing or are painful. ...Read more
I have a small lump just under ribs on right side it gets itchy but notjing on the skin, is tender at time if bend to the right?
Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.
Ur Dr. Knows Best: If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the lipoma is under the fascia next to muscle, it may cause pain. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you'll know with 100% certainty what it is. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer