[Should lipoma be removed by liposuction? Apropos of a case of grade 1 myxoid liposarcoma of the shoulder].

  • J Schuffenecker
  • Published 1996 in Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique
Liposuction of a big lipoma--mostly on the chest and close to the upper limbs--is a fairly neat solution for such areas, which usually do not heal very well. The author reminds us of the fact that some liposarcomas may have the same features as a benign lipoma on inspection and palpation, and histology ("lipoma-like"). He recommends systematic biopsies and… (More)