Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Dermatologist for lipomas Rockville MD

What is Lipomas?

Lipomas are benign tumors composed of mature fat cells. In terms of benign mesenchymal tumor, they are the most common. Subcutaneous tissues and, in internal organs are the less commonly place that lipomas can be found. Lipomas are the most usual soft-tissue tumor. These slow-growing, lobulated masses, benign fatty tumors form a soft enclosed by a thin fibrous capsule. Although it has been speculated that lipomas may uncommonly undergo sarcomatous change, this event has never been documented. It is more expected that lipomas are at the benign end of the range of tumors, which, at the malignant end, include liposarcomas.


How is lipomas diagnosed?

Diagnosing lipomas is usually difficult. Limpomas typically develop as discrete rubbery masses in the subcutaneous tissues of the trunk and proximal extremity. Lipomas is differentiated from other tumors or masses. In the breast, a lipoma will be mammographically radiolucent. It must be distinguished from a similar benign tumor, a mammary hamartoma, and a pseudolipoma (a soft-tissue mass that may surround a small, scirrhous cancer). Conversely, lipomatous lesions in the adrenal gland that have calcifications on radiologic examinations have been confused with teratoma. Many of these are angiomyolipomas.


What are the treatments for lipomas?

Surgical excision or liposuction are some of the ways of removing lipomas. Lipomas usually are a few centimeters in size. For more information for the cure of Lipomas, See one of the best dermatologists in Rockville MD Dr. Robert Katz at Katz Dermatology. Treatment involves removal of a small ellipse of overlying skin to prevent entering the cyst.

Dr. Matthew Katz will certainly give you his best to give you the right treatment for your Lipomas. In the spermatic cord, a finger of retroperitoneal fat termed a "lipoma of the cord" is often encountered during hernia repair. Removal is advocated to allow the internal inguinal ring to be tightened around the cord and to reduce the risk of recurrence of the hernia. During laparoscopic exploration for a palpable inguinal mass, no recognizable peritoneal orifice may be found if the inguinal mass purely consists of a lipoma of the cord.

Dermatology and Clinical Skin Care in Maryland at Katz Dermatology with Dr. Matthew Katz will certainly help you to treat and cure you problem for all your skin problems.

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