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CASE REPORT
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}uhcw.nhs.uk

Summary

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.

  • dermatology
  • general surgery

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Footnotes

  • 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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