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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2010 May;3(2):119-21. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.69027.

Giant lipoma of posterior neck with bleeding decubitus ulcer: a rare entity.

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Department of Surgery, G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208 002, India.


Giant lipomas are benign soft tissue tumours. They are found relatively rarely on the posterior part of the neck. Bleeding pressure ulcer in this giant tumour is a rare presentation. Surgical interventions in these tumours are very challenging because, sometimes, extension to the spinal cord and malignant change may occur, especially in old age. Knowledge of the anatomy and meticulous surgical techniques are needed for such giant lipomas.


Giant lipoma; bleeding; pressure ulcer

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