Gaint Lipoma of Thigh: A Case Report CORRESPONDENCE : Case Report

Ramlingam, Ashrith Reddy Ch, Dhanunjaya Ginjupally, P Ramlingam, Gen Surg
Journal of Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences   unpublished
A lipoma is a benign tumor which can occur in any part of the body; it is very frequent and can reach a considerable size. Differentiation between lipoma and liposarcoma of low grade malignancy represents an important diagnostic problem, and valuable help in the differential diagnosis is provided by ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biopsy and/or modern immunohistochemistry. We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who was referred to our department due to the presence of a
more » ... o the presence of a large mass growing on the lower part of left thigh; over 6 years it had steadily increased in size causing pain and functional impairment. US of the soft tissues and MRI scanning were performed. Musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging, however, revealed a gross expansive lesion closely connected to the distal part of the femur, suspicious of malignancy which was taken up for surgery.