What Is Intraosseous Lipoma?

Q:
What is intraosseous lipoma?

A:
Intraosseous lipoma is a rare, benign primary tumor occurring in bone, and it constitutes about 0.1% of all bone tumors.

It consists of a large number of mature adipocytes which contain a small amount of fibrous connective tissue and mature trabecular bone. Cysts are formed because of dystrophic calcification and fatty mucus degeneration associated with adipose tissue necrosis.

Intraosseous lipoma occurs mostly in adults. Basically, men and women have the same chance to suffer from this disease.

Intraosseous lipoma is a benign bone tumor with slow growth and weak invasiveness. If it does not affect the stability of the bone mechanics, patients can follow up in an outpatient clinic and does not require surgery.

If you want to know more detailed information, please consult your doctor.

Key words: Intraosseous lipoma; lipoma.

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