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Lipoma Versus Liposarcoma
I have 6 rubbery, immobile lipomas that feel attached to left upper ab wall. Sizes range from pea to grape. Can it be liposarcomas? DX w gastritis too
What are the chances of having many small lumps being liposarcoma? Is liposarcoman almost always large lipomas? Have had many small ones for years.
I have lipomas on left side of body. One big one in left calf. And one in left rib area. Tells me don't worry. But how does he know not liposarcoma?
Get it removed: While it is rare for lipomas to turn into liposarcoma, a large lipoma especially on the arms or legs should be removed completely as those locations have a higher risk. Larger lipomas have a higher risk. Sometimes an MRI before surgery can give clues as to the possibility of finding a sarcoma. ...Read more
MRI was taking of Large fatty mass in back of shoulder, came back as lipoma. Can lipoma turn into liposarcoma?
Looks like I have either lipoma or liposarcoma from what I can tell. Is it best to have checked by pcp or dermatologist? Dx? Tx?
Can a liposarcoma appear as a lipoma on ultrasound? And do they cause sharp pain? Can they occur in the arm?
No pain: Liposarcomas can arise where ever fat is present in the abdomen and extremities. When malignant transformation occurs it does not do so uniformly throughout a relatively large lesion. To be sure of pathology whole lesion should be resected and one can find lipoma with select areas of malignant transformation as well as myxomatous components. Pain is rarely associated with lipoSa. Sono of no value ...Read more
Had 3 drs look at invisible lump, no biop. Decided its deep lipoma partly on spine. I found almost matching pair below ribs. Spot on back liposarcoma?
Probably not: Most subcutaneous above muscle fascia tumors are lipomas. Common to have multiple lipomas at the same time. The lipoma is soft compared to liposarcoma which is firm. Soft fatty tumors under 10 cm. In size are for the most part benign. The growing lipoma which becomes firm is usually the Sa. In very large lipomas, one can find variations with lipoma and Sa mixed in the same growth. ...Read more
Large lipoma in shoulder blade causing pain in arm. Can mri be enough for the diagnosing or could it be liposarcoma?
MRI: Is usually sufficient to make a presumptive diagnosis of lipoma. However, it may sometimes be difficult, particularly in larger lesions, to rule out a low grade liposarcoma due to some overlap in their appearances. Luckily, lipomas are extremely common, and liposarcomas are very uncommon. I ...Read more
A Large growing soft mass on back of shoulder that has blood vessels. Could this be liposarcoma or a lipoma?
Could be either:
It is important that you consult a surgeon to have the lesion removed and submitted to a pathologist for examination to ascertain if it is lipoma or liposarcoma.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
Can an ultrasound determine if a lump is a4 lipoma vs a liposarcoma? On sono do they look the same? My lump has no blood vessels, but grew 3x n hurts
It's moot: If it's uncomfortable and growing, it should be removed. There's no use trying to second-guess the histopathology. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the stage. More advanced stages have shorter life expectancy. Also, remember that these are statistics, and predictable for a group of individuals, not a single individual. Talk to your health care team about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed. ...Read more
? Question: Are you asking how to tell the difference? Or are these results u were given by an md? Was this a breast or underarm ultrasound? Lipomas look like your normal fat but balled up in a lump, sometimes a very thin capsule is seen. Lymph nodes will often appear more dense and show blood flow on special ultrasounds. Both of these are usually benign. What is it u are ultrasounding? ...Read more
NO: Lipodystropy is a condition with loss of fat tissue, abnormal degeneration of fat tissue, some could be hereditary, some time due to lack of circulating lipton, fat distribution may alter, will loose where you don't want (face, cheeks, arms) gets deposited where you don't want. Lipomas are benign tumors not in metabolic sys will not undergo lipodystrophy. ...Read more
Lipoma: They are typically found in superficial locations (can feel them just beneath the skin). The skin is injected with a local anesthetic. The skin overlying the lipoma is incised, and the lipoma is dissected out an removed, usually in one piece. It is sent to pathology for detailed analysis. Sometimes light sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist. Deep lesions may require a bigger operation. ...Read more