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What is a fatty tumor?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Lipoma

Generally this is referring to a lipoma which is a benign growth of fat cells.
These are fairly common and not dangerous.

In brief: Lipoma

Generally this is referring to a lipoma which is a benign growth of fat cells.
These are fairly common and not dangerous.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine

In brief: Lipoma - fat cells

A fatty tumor, or lipoma, as it is commonly known in the medical field, is usually a benign (harmless) growth of fat cells and they can occur all throughout the body, on the back, on the skin, under the arms.
If there is a rapid change in size, and pain, or skin changes like discoloration, or bleeding, it should be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: Lipoma - fat cells

A fatty tumor, or lipoma, as it is commonly known in the medical field, is usually a benign (harmless) growth of fat cells and they can occur all throughout the body, on the back, on the skin, under the arms.
If there is a rapid change in size, and pain, or skin changes like discoloration, or bleeding, it should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Leila Wing
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