Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology

Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-4971

+1 504 6082390

Abstract

Giant Lipoma of the Shoulder: A Conundrum in a Child

Sonam Sharma and Sansar Chand Sharma

Lipomas are the most common soft tissue tumors that are encountered in clinical practice; however, the giant lipomas are extremely uncommon and are entities of great concern as they can often create a diagnostic dilemma and therapeutic challenge owing to their size, location and their close relationship with other benign and malignant mesenchymal neoplasms. These tumors are rarer in children as compared to the adults, with very few cases reported in the surgical literature worldwide. We herein present a case of a giant lipoma of the right shoulder in an 11 y old boy which was diagnosed on cytology as well as on radiology and successfully managed by complete excision.

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