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Lump on left ribcage, no trauma previously. MRI doesn't show lipoma that Dr. thought it MIGHT be. Growing and painful. "Normal" fat act like this?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: A lipoma may

have a capsule so thin, or even absent, that the MRI can't pick it up.
However, lipomas rarely demonstrate perceptible growth or pain, so if your lump is painful and enlarging, it might not be a lipoma.

In brief: A lipoma may

have a capsule so thin, or even absent, that the MRI can't pick it up.
However, lipomas rarely demonstrate perceptible growth or pain, so if your lump is painful and enlarging, it might not be a lipoma.
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