A painful buttock lump: common complaint, rare diagnosis

  title={A painful buttock lump: common complaint, rare diagnosis},
  author={Hannah Aldean and Anna Pantling and Mohammed Ashraf Raja},
  booktitle={JRSM short reports},
A 48-year-old woman presented to the Accident and Emergency department (A&E) with a two-day history of swelling and pain in the left buttock. She had a past history of hypothyroidism, depression and a hysterectomy for menorrhagia. Clinically there was a soft, diffuse, tender mass in the left buttock, with no evidence of abscess or cellulitis. Blood tests including inflammatory markers were normal. The surgical team suspected a diagnosis of a lipoma and discharged the patient with an outpatient… CONTINUE READING