Lipomas are benign growths of fat cells. They usually occur on the trunk, neck, back, upper thighs, and arms. They affect both sexes, and all ages.
Causes of Lipomas
Cause is unknown, but may be inherited or triggered by minor injury.
Signs and Symptoms of Lipomas
Lipomas produce nodules that grow under the skin. These subcutaneous lumps are usually dome-shaped, 2 cm to 10 cm in diameter, and feel soft and doughy. They are smooth and are easily moveable over the underlying tissue. Lipomas can occur individually, or may multiple. The skin overlying the nodule is normal in appearance. Most lipomas do not produce any specific clinical symptoms.
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