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CASE REPORT
Giant gluteal lipoma surgical management
  1. Alexis Litchinko,
  2. Floryn Cherbanyk,
  3. Markus Menth and
  4. Bernhard Egger
  1. Surgery, HFR Fribourg Hopital Cantonal, Fribourg, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alexis Litchinko, alexis.litchinko{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Surgical treatment of lipomas is typically only considered when they are painful or unsightly. We present the case of a massive hip lipoma; with this extreme case, we show that the global prolongation of life expectancy can lead to other indications of removal.

  • general surgery
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • dermatology

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  • Contributors AL wrote the article; MM, FC and BE verified the analytical methods and supervised the findings of this work. All authors discussed the results and contributed to the final 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.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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