Lipomas are common, benign, soft tissue masses in adults. Sarcomatous change within a giant lipoma is a very rare event. We present a case of a woman presenting with a forearm lipoma that subsequently developed a central, well-differentiated, spindle-cell sarcoma within the lipoma. This case underlines the importance of identifying red flags for referral of soft tissue tumours.
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Contributors JS, SE and SS: conceived and designed research; JCW: drafted the manuscript and prepared figures; JS and SE: edited and revised manuscript and approved final version of manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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