CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-14

Lipoma of the breast: An uncommon occurrence


1 Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Edo, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Edo, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Nnamdi J Nwashilli
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Edo
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1116-5898.196269

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Lipomas are benign tumors composed of mature fat and are usually encapsulated. Majority of them are small and grow slowly. They are derived from mesenchymal tissue and are usually found wherever there is fatty tissue. Lipomas rarely occur in the breast and can cause diagnostic uncertainty. We present a case of a 40-year-old female who anxiously presented with a mass in her right breast that she thought it was cancer, but later confirmed after excision on histology as lipoma.


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