ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Snehalatha R, Naveen Kumar R, Vinuthna B
Lipomas are benign mesenchymal neoplasms composed of mature adipocytes usually surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule. They are the most common soft tissue tumour , and about 20% of cases occur in the head and neck region. Lipomas occur with higher frequencies in areas like back, abdomen and shoulders of adults . In this study we describe a case of lipoma which was soft and mobile swelling , measuring 3cm x 5cm in size , and present on the right side of the occipital area of scalp which is considered to be a rare area of occurrence . The diagnosis is based on both clinical and histologic characteristics and the treatment is surgical exicision.
Published Date: 2012-06-30;