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Journal of Surgery and Trauma 2020, 8(1): 36-40 Back to browse issues page
Congenital multiple giant lipomas of the back: A case report with a 24-year follow-up
Seyyed Amir Kazem Vejdan * , Malihe Khosravi , Zahra Amirian
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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  • Lipomas are the most common benign tumors of connective tissue which can be found in different parts of the human body. In rare cases, their size may be so giant which could be an indication for surgery. Here, we present a case of congenital multiple asymmetrical giant lipomas of the back in a young female. She presented with a chief complaint of physical discomfort due to the giant size and weight of the lipomas. Apart from that, she was in total health. She was born with 5 small lipomas in the back and flank region which had become giant lipomas with estimated weigh around 16 kg in total by the age of 24. The patient underwent seven operations to remove or debulk the mass over a 24-year period since the recurrence of the growths was inevitable.
  • Considering the size of the mass and differential diagnosis, such as liposarcoma, and since no risk factor or underlying etiology was detected for the patient`s condition, surgical excision was the preferred technique for this case.

Keywords: Back, Benign, Congenital, Lipoma, Surgery
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General Surgery
Received: 2019/03/25 | Accepted: 2019/05/26 | Published: 2020/05/6 | ePublished: 2020/05/6
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Vejdan S A K, Khosravi M, Amirian Z. Congenital multiple giant lipomas of the back: A case report with a 24-year follow-up. Journal of Surgery and Trauma . 2020; 8 (1) :36-40
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