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    WHAT ISLIPEMA AND IS THE TREATMENT

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    ISLIPEMA doesn't come up with a Google search.  Please check the spelling of the malady and edit your question.  Thank you.

    I believe you mean Lipoma 


    A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue (body fat). It is the most common form of soft tissue tumor.<font size="1"> </font>Lipomas are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. Many lipomas are small (under one centimeter diameter) but can enlarge to sizes greater than six centimeters. Lipomas are commonly found in adults from 40 to 60 years of age, but can also be found in younger adults and children. Some sources claim that malignant transformation can occur, while others say this has yet to be convincingly documented. 


    Usually, treatment of a lipoma is not necessary, unless the tumor becomes painful or restricts movement. They are usually removed for cosmetic reasons, if they grow very large, or for histopathology to check that they are not a more dangerous type of tumor such as aliposarcoma. This last point can be important as the actual identity of a "bump" is not known until after it is removed and professionally examined.


    Lipomas are normally removed by simple excision. The removal can often be done under local anaesthetic, and take less than 30 minutes. This cures the majority of cases, with about 1–2% of lipomas recurring after excision. Liposuction is another option if the lipoma is soft and has a small connective tissue component. Liposuction typically results in less scarring; however, with large lipomas it may fail to remove the entire tumor, which can lead to regrowth.


    There are new methods being developed that are supposed to remove the lipomas without scarring. One of them is removal by the use of injection of compounds that trigger lipolysis, such as steroids or phosphatidylcholine.<font size="1"> </font>


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoma


     





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