BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.12.2011.5339
  • Rare disease

Lipoma of the pinnal helix: a very unusual location for a very common tumour

  1. Hisham Zeitoun1
  1. 1ENT Department, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, UK
  2. 2ENT Department, James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK
  3. 3Histopathology Department, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Aaron Trinidade, aarontrinidade{at}


Lipomas are common benign tumours but can present in unusual locations. The authors present the rare case of a pedunculated lipoma of the pinnal helix. The lipoma was excised with good cosmetic result. Lipoma of the cartilaginous pinnal helix is rare and has not been described previously in the literature.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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