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Tests For Fatty Tumors
Swelling to the right of adams apple that feels soft like a fatty tumor. Thyroid tests all came back normal . What could it be?
My son 39 yrs old has a swelling on the left side of his adams apple. It is soft and feels like a fatty tumor. Thyroid tests came be in normal range.
Dr. Gave diagnosis of fatty tumor on my rib but no ultra sound or CT scan done. Should I have more test done and/or have it removed?
Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more
Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer