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a benign fatty tumor usually composed of mature fat cells.


A benign neoplasm of adipose tissue, composed of mature fat cells.
Synonym(s): adipose tumor
[lipo- + G. -oma, tumor]


/lip·o·ma/ (lip-o´mah) a benign, soft, rubbery, encapsulated tumor of adipose tissue, usually composed of mature fat cells.


(lĭ-pō′mə, lī-)
n. pl. lipo·mata (-mə-tə) or lipo·mas
A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.

li·pom′a·tous (-pŏm′ə-təs) adj.


[lipō′mə] pl. lipomas, lipomata
Etymology: Gk, lipos + oma, tumor
a benign tumor consisting of mature fat cells. Also called adipose tumor. See also multiple lipomatosis. lipomatous, adj.
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Adipose tumor Dermatology A benign fatty tumor which may occur in virtually any site in the body. See Myelolipoma, Myolipoma, Spindle cell lipoma.


, pl. lipomas (li-pō'mă, -măz)
A benign neoplasm of adipose tissue, composed of mature fat cells.
[lipo- + G. -oma, tumor]


(li-po'ma ) [ lipo- + -oma, ]
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A benign fatty tumor. They often appear in crops on the arms or trunk but are not metastatic. lipomatous ('mat-us), adjective See: illustration; chondrolipoma

lipoma arborescens

An abnormal treelike accumulation of fatty tissue in a joint.

cystic lipoma

A lipoma containing cysts.

diffuse lipoma

A lipoma not definitely circumscribed.

lipoma diffusum renis

A condition in which fat displaces parenchyma of the kidney. Synonym: lipomatosis renis

lipoma durum

A lipoma with marked hypertrophy of the fibrous stroma and capsule.

nasal lipoma

A fibrous growth of the subcutaneous tissue of the nostrils.

osseous lipoma

A lipoma in which the connective tissue has undergone calcareous degeneration.

lipoma telangiectodes

A rare form of lipoma containing a large number of blood vessels.


A non-malignant tumour of fatty tissue. Lipomas may occur in fat anywhere in the body and grow slowly to form soft, smooth swellings. They seldom cause problems but can be removed if disfiguring.


A usually benign tumor of fatty tissue.
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, pl. lipomas (li-pōmă, -măz)
A benign neoplasm of adipose tissue, composed of mature fat cells.
[lipo- + G. -oma, tumor]


a benign fatty tumor usually composed of mature fat cells. They have a special importance in horses, in which the pedunculated tumors in the abdominal cavity uncommonly twist themselves around a loop of small intestine, sometimes just below the pylorus or around the rectum. The occurrence of this particular form of colic is limited to horses 12 years or older. The clinical signs are not diagnostic except that the strangulation of the rectum causes a purse-string closure of the lumen just inside the anus and is easily detected at rectal examination.

infiltrating lipoma
skin lipoma
localized nodules of normal looking fat in sucutaneous tissue in most species.

Patient discussion about lipoma

Q. can lypoma be cure with age of 45 female 100% i have lypoma at back between arm from long time my age is 45 also has problem of sorises let me know how can it be cured

A. Nothing is 100% in medicine, so no one can guarantee you anything. However, provided it's indeed lipoma (a benign tumor, not cancer which is called liposarcoma), then it's not suppose to cause any specific problems after it's removed surgically.

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Report of three cases and review of the literature with emphasis on endobronchial lipoma.
3) Classic lipoma comprises the majority but few authors have found equal incidence of lipomas and fibrolipomas.
Surgical intervention for asymptomatic lipoma of the spine has been controversial in regard to such issues as (1) whether early prophylactic surgery to prevent neurological deterioration is necessary or (2) the extent of surgical resection necessary.
Before the era of MR imaging, it was difficult to confirm the diagnosis of lipoma arborescence radiologically.
In addition, tumors of similar clinical character were found in other parts of the body: solitary lipoma in the parasternal region of the right side of the thorax with a diameter of about 5 cm, and two lipomas in the neck area with a diameter of about 5 cm each.
Unlike angiolipoma, lipoma lacks vascular components, whereas angiomyolipoma additionally shows lesional spindle or epithelioid-appearing cells along with thick-walled blood vessels and is immunoreactive for HMB-45 and MART-1, and shows variable staining for smooth muscle actin.
Lipoma of the tongue is a rare clinicopathological entity and fibrolipoma specifically, is exceptionally rare, with as few as 14 reported cases worldwide.
Ek olarak intraosseoz lipoma bagli kalkaneusun patolojik kirigi da bildirilmistir (5, 9, 15,19) Kalkaneusun basinc tasiyan trabekuler alanina lokalize olmayan kucuk kistler genellikle asemptomatiktirler ve konservatif olarak tedavi edilebilirler (14).
The final diagnosis was paraparesis as a result of an intradural, infiltrative spinal lipoma with segmental infiltration of the lumbosacral spinal cord and dorsal compression of the vertebral arch.
An unusual form of lipoma in cattle: Multiple subcutaneous tumours in the dewlap.
No infrecuentemente adipositos univacuolados o multivacuolados estan entremezclados con las celulas descritas, los tumores compuestos por ambas celulas resultan un estadio intermedio entre el lipoma y el hibernoma.
Mitchell, "Synovial and tenosynovial lipoma arborescens of the ankle in an adult: a case report," Skeletal Radiology, vol.