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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 289383, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/289383
Case Report

Giant Lipoma of Posterior Cervical Region

1Department of Surgery, AIIMS, Jodhpur 342005, India
2AIIMS Residential Complex, Basni, Jodhpur 342005, India
3Department of Surgery, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi 110007, India

Received 26 July 2014; Accepted 24 September 2014; Published 2 October 2014

Academic Editor: Baran Tokar

Copyright © 2014 Mahendra Singh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lipomas are the slow growing soft tissue tumors of benign nature. They commonly grow on torso and extremities but may also develop in head and neck region. Rarely lipomas can grow to acquire gigantic proportions, turning into an entity termed as giant lipoma. Such lipomas are entitled to immediate attention as they have a relatively high malignant potential. We report a rare case of giant cervical lipoma in an elderly gentleman, followed by a brief discussion on diagnosis and management of the disorder.