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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2006;11(2):125-127.
Published online June 1, 2006.
Giant Lipoma of Upper Arm and Axilla: A Case Report
Hoon Song, Sang Keun Park, Jong Whan Kim, In Pyo Hong
상완과 액와부의 거대 지방종: 치험 1예
송훈, 박상근, 김종환, 홍인표
Abstract
Lipoma is very common mesenchymal tumor, accounting for approximately 16% of all these neoplasm. They arise in all parts of the body. Most lipomas are small, weighing only a few grams. Sanchez et al. defined the giant lipoma as a lesion that is at least 10 cm in one dimension or that weighs a minimum of 1000 g. In this study, we describe a case of unusual giant lipoma of the upper arm, weighing about 2150 g.
 


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