It is different from regular multiple lipomatosis. One good thing about this is, it doesnt recur as much as regular multiple lipomatosis once its excised out.
There are 2 kinds of angiolipomas, very encapsulated, and non encapsulated.
Encapsulated ones are found in younger people, and non encapsulated ones are usually found in older people. These do multiply, but not in 100s or 500s like regular multiple lipomatosis as we get older.
Encapsulted ones are not painful, non encapsulated ones might get into skeletal muscles, but both of the kinds are different conditions. Mine were not painful at all.
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I wonder why would a lipoma need blood vessel in it, and vascular structure. What is it trying to do?
I would request matt the moderator to classify multiple angiolipomatosis under the disease section.
I believe the veins are used to feed the cells inside the lipoma otherwise they would die and might cause problems like septicemia. If oxygen does not reach inside the lipoma then the conditions will be anaerobic and pretty dangerous.
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I have the understanding that pretty much all lipoma conditions are related to each other. I know not all agree with me.
But what comes to angiolipomas, I think they are just as ordinary lipomas but with more blood vessels streming into them.
Why? I don't know for sure but I think it's something to do with the tumor's ability to grow more blood vessels into it. All tumors have blood vessels in some degree but for some reason angiolipomas have more than ordinary lipomas.
Still, I personally wouldn't want to separate the two from each other.
If I had to take a guess, I'd say the tumor is secreting a hormone or something that gets the blood vessels growing. And yes, they grow to feed the tumor.
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