About- A lipoma is a fatty lump or growth of fatty tissue mostly situated between the skin and the underlying muscle layer.
- Move easily if prodded with the finger
- Normally small (typically less than 2 inches ) and colorless
- Painful sometimes
- Situated just under the skin mostly on the neck, shoulders, forearms. arms. and thighs
- Soft to touch
The exact cause of lipomas is not fully understood. Genetic factors may play a role in developing this disease.
- Adiposis dolorosa
- Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome
- Cowden syndrome
- Gardner’s syndrome
- Madelung’s disease