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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 (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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