CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-170

Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region


1 Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Oyo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Babalola Oladimeji Ranti
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, National Orthopaedic Hospital, PMB 2009, Yaba, Lagos
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2276-7096.123630

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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.


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