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Chirurgia 2006 April;19(2):179-81

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Hibernoma of the thigh

Klinger M., Caviggioli F., Ventura D. M., Pagliari A. V., Villani F.

Plastic Surgery Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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Hibernoma is an uncommon tumor, originating from brown adipose tissue. Diagnostic features and surgical therapy are overviewed and discussed. After three-year follow up, we report the case of a 35-year-old woman presenting with painless bulging of the thigh, who had previously underwent incomplete resection of a tumor diagnosed as “lipoma”.

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