Lipomas are the most common benign tumors of mesenchyme. They are soft tissue neoplasm and mobile, well-encapsulated tumors. Lipomas are usually grow slowly and rarely reach a size of more than 2-3 cm. Lesions larger than 5 cm, called giant lipomas. They often appear after 40 years old but rarely can occur in childhood. A 12-year-old male patient had a mass showing rapid growth in the right gluteal region at 6 months. Mass was removed with total excision. Postoperative period was uneventful. In the pathology report, it was confirmed that the lipid tissue was composed of mature adipocytes.
|Subjects||Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Journal Section||Case Reports|
Publication Date: March 4, 2019
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal Giant gluteal lipoma in childhood: a case report %A Sevgi Ulusoy Tangül , Sevinç Şahin %T Giant gluteal lipoma in childhood: a case report %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 2 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.429131 %U 10.18621/eurj.429131|