Lipomas treated with subcutaneous deoxycholate injections.

  title={Lipomas treated with subcutaneous deoxycholate injections.},
  author={Adam M Rotunda and Glynis R Ablon and Michael S Kolodney},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={53 6},
BACKGROUND Lipomas are benign neoplasms of mature fat cells. Current treatments are invasive and carry the risk of scarring. Injections of phosphatidylcholine solubilized with deoxycholate, a bile salt, have been used to reduce unwanted accumulations of fat. Recent in vitro and ex vivo investigations indicate that deoxycholate alone causes adipocyte lysis. OBJECTIVE We sought to report our experience treating lipomas using subcutaneous deoxycholate injections. METHODS A total of 6 patients… CONTINUE READING
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