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Rapidly enlarging lipoma
  1. Timea Kosztyuova,
  2. Tang Ngee Shim
  1. Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Timea Kosztyuova, timea.kosztyuova{at}


Lipoma is a common subcutaneous tumour composed of fat tissue. It may occur as a sporadic solitary lesion or as multiple lesions. They often grow very slowly. They vary between 2 and 10 cm in size. There are rarely any subjective symptoms. Lipomas do not usually require treatment unless they are big enough to be symptomatic. We reported a 75-year-old man with a rapidly enlarging and ulcerated mass on his right upper thigh.

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  • general surgery

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  • Contributors TK and TNS contribute to the writing of this case.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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