A brief about “lipoma” :
Skin tumors can be of many types, but a “lipoma” usually has distinct characteristics. Any suspect who have a lipoma it will generally:
- be soft to the touch
- move easily if prodded with your finger
- be just under the skin
- be pale
- be colorless
- grow slowly
Lipomas are most commonly located in the shoulders, neck and back, but it can also occur on the stomach, thighs, and arms. The lipoma is only painful if it grows into nerves underneath the skin.
The cause of lipomas is unknown. Your risk of developing this type of skin lump increases if you have a family history of lipomas.
This condition is most prevalent in adults between the ages of 40 and 60. However it may appear in early age also, treatment may require excision as in some cases there may be possibility of malignant transformation
You should visit your Laparoscopic surgeon if you notice any changes in your skin. Lipomas can look very similar to a cancerous condition called liposarcoma.