Journal of Medicine in the Tropics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168--170

Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region


Olakulehin Olawale Adebayo1, Babalola Oladimeji Ranti2, Akanbi Olusola Olateju1 
1 Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Oyo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Babalola Oladimeji Ranti
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, National Orthopaedic Hospital, PMB 2009, Yaba, Lagos
Nigeria

Lipomas are the most common benign mesenchymal tumors and can arise in any location where fat is found. They could present as a tiny swelling or as an enormous mass in a body region. When they are more than 10 cm in their widest dimension or greater than 1 kg in weight, they are called giant lipomas. Giant lipomas have been described in the thigh, shoulder and trunk. We present a case of a giant gluteal lipoma in a 62-year-old woman seen in our out-patient clinic.


How to cite this article:
Adebayo OO, Ranti BO, Olateju AO. Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region.J Med Trop 2013;15:168-170


How to cite this URL:
Adebayo OO, Ranti BO, Olateju AO. Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region. J Med Trop [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];15:168-170
Available from: https://www.jmedtropics.org/article.asp?issn=2276-7096;year=2013;volume=15;issue=2;spage=168;epage=170;aulast=Adebayo;type=0