Discuss about single or few lipomas here. Single lipomas are very common and are different from conditions like Familial Multiple Lipomatosis or Dercum's Desease. Lipomas are commonly capsulated.
I had a very large diffuse 10cm lipoma removed from my hip. The surgeon sent it off for FISH testing. Does that mean he thinks it's a sarcoma or is it just them being cautious? The surgeon said it was large and difficult to get out.
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If you are in the US, they always send it out for biopsy. When it's larger it could be blocked by muscle tissues and blood vessels. Do you need a drain put in since it's left a big hole there?
How long did it take to grow to 10 cm?
I had it done privately in the UK. When I came out of surgery and came around from my GA I had a drain in. It's and a large 4 1/2 inch incision on my hip. I'm very sore still I have been using pain medicine. I honestly don't know how long it took to grow that large. Until it stated hurting I didn't I notice it, I think it had been there for an long time.
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