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Giant Lipoma of the Scalp in Aba, South East Nigeria: A Case Report

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1107898, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Oncology

Keywords: Giant Lipoma, Scalp, Subcutaneous Tissue, Aba

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Lipomas are ubiquitous soft tissue swellings that can be found in any part of the body. They are the commonest non-malignant tumours of the fatty tissue with varying sizes. When they are more than 10 cm in size along any dimension or weigh more than 1000 g, they are described as giant lipomas. I present a case of giant lipoma of the scalp, managed in Jonex Hospital, Aba, Nigeria. After clinical and relevant radiological investigations to characterize and ascertain the extent of the scalp lesion, and ensure patients suitability for surgery, the mass was excised surgically. The specimen underwent histology to confirm the diagnosis. From available literature search, this is the first case of giant Lipoma of the Scalp reported from this area. Conclusion: giant lipoma of the scalp in Aba, Abia State of Nigeria has been diagnosed and adequately treated by surgical excision.

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Eleweke, N. (2021). Giant Lipoma of the Scalp in Aba, South East Nigeria: A Case Report. Open Access Library Journal, 8, e7898. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1107898.

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