diffuse lipoma

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diffuse lipoma, diffuse lipomatosis

diffuse lipoma

A lipoma not definitely circumscribed.
See also: lipoma
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Various conditions which will show adipose tissue in thyroid include heterotopic nests of adipocytes, diffuse lipomatosis, adenolipoma, amyloid goitre, encapsulated papillary carcinoma, liposarcoma and lymphocytic thyroiditis.
Diffuse fatty infiltration of the thyroid tissue on gross inspection is called diffuse lipomatosis of thyroid.
Amyloid deposition has also been seen in adipose tissue in cases of diffuse lipomatosis of thyroid.
But final diagnosis could be arrived on as diffuse lipomatosis only on histopathological examination.
Clinically, the most prominent difference between these two types of lipomatosis is that FML is marked by discrete lipomas that predominate on the extremities and generally absent from neck and shoulders, whereas MSL is a nonencapsulated, diffuse lipomatosis infiltration of underlying tissue (i.

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