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Subcutaneous (Definition)

The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more


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How long can fat necrosis last?

Depends: upon the cause. There's a rare autoimmune disease which is sort of lifelong but goes dormant with intense immunosuppression. There's necrosis from infection, trauma, surgical trauma and these don't last long at all if the underlying problem stops. ...Read more

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Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis spread? I had it in my hip last yr & it was left 2 heal itself, however the pain has resurfaced.

Can fat necrosis spread? I had it in my hip last yr & it was left 2 heal itself, however the pain has resurfaced.

Not exactly: While it is highly unlikely that fat necrosis can spread without further trauma, it is quite possible for scar tissue to be tethering a nerve. Try massaging the area with hand lotion, and if that's unsuccessful, return to the surgeon that treated you originally. ...Read more

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I have fat necrosis . I need any information about treatment. I have had it since bef2006. It staarted in rt thigh..now everywher.

Interesting question: You may be having a recurrence of a previous infection and this requires immediate care. Please see your family physician or the previous specialist who treated you for this problem, now. ...Read more

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How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

No: A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. ...Read more

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Fat necrosis , i got this after surgery of right knee replacement . What can I do?

Fat necrosis , i got this after surgery of right knee replacement . What can I do?

Fat Necrosis: Specifically, fat necrosis is death of fat cells, adipocytes. It does not in and of itself mean there is an infection. This can occur depending on your body's response to say a contusion as in the female breast where this is a known risk. Although, I have not heard of this as specific complication of tka, it is a very invasive operation. I recommend speaking with your surgeon for guidance. ...Read more

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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more