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Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region

OO Adebayo, BO Ranti, AO Olateju

Abstract


Lipomas are the most common benign mesenchymal tumors and can arise in any location where fat is found. They could present as a tiny swelling or as an enormous mass in a body region. When they are more than 10 cm in their widest dimension or greater than 1 kg in weight, they are called giant  lipomas. Giant lipomas have been described in the thigh, shoulder and trunk. We present a case of a giant gluteal lipoma in a 62-year-old woman seen in our out-patient clinic.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2276-7096.123630
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