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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-49

Giant lipomas. A report of two cases


1 Department of Surgery, Eldorado Multispecialist Hospital, Awka, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, Eldorado Multispecialist Hospital, Awka, Nigeria

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C D Emegoakor
Department of Surgery, Eldorado Multispecialist Hospital, Awka
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/NJGP.NJGP_17_16

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Lipomas can be found in any region of the body and are the most common benign tumors of the adipose tissue. Giant lipomas have been reported to be any lipoma more than 10 cm in size along its widest diameter or more than 10 g in weight. Here we present two case reports of otherwise healthy patients who presented with unusually large tumors at different points in the same facility. Hence, it was needed to report our findings: A 27-year-old man with a 3-year history of a huge right gluteal swelling; A 56-year-old man with a 30-year history of a right lower limb mass. Physical examination and relevant radiological investigations were conducted to characterize and ascertain the extent of the two masses. They were excised surgically and underwent histology to confirm diagnosis. Despite the availability of improved health services, giant lipomas still exist.


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