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
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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.
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