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Chirurgia 2009 August;22(4):199-201

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Giant subfascial lipoma of the leg: case report

Rovati M. 1, Raveglia F. 2, Abumalouh I. 2, Mezzetti M. 1

1 Cattedra di Chirurgia Toracica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 2 Unità Operativa Chirurgia II, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Milano


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Giant lipomas are rare benign neoformations. Initially, differential diagnosis has to be made with malignant lesions presenting a much worse prognosis, such as liposarcomas. A definitive non-invasive diagnosis is, however, often impossible. Radical surgical removal is therefore the therapeutic approach of choice. A clinical case of particular interest for the rare anatomical localisation and the considerable dimensions of the neoformation is reported.

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