Other Names:
Benign cancers
A lipoma is a common benign fatty growth or tumour. They can be found virtually anywhere in the body, notably under the skin. They may become plum-sized, but generally do not change much in size over time. Lipomas cause no health problems and can be removed by simple cosmetic surgery if desired. If they are not causing a problem they will usually be left alone.
Lipomas are fairly common in the general population.
Broader Problems:
Benign tumours
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Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
27.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST