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NJBMS - Volume 8, Issue 3, January - March 2018

Pages: 149-152
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Pleomorphic Lipoma – A Report of Two Cases

Author: Jadhav.Meena N., PatilRashmi K., Kittur S.K.

Category: Pathology


Pleomorphic lipoma is an uncommon benign lipomatous tumor predominantly seen in the dermis or subcutis of posterior neck, upper back and shoulders. Microscopically it is composed of mature adipocytes, pleomorphic multinucleated giant cells and thick collagen bundles. Prognosis is excellent with conservative excision. It is often mistaken for malignant tumors leading to unnecessary extensive surgery. Hence, awareness of this entity with clinical correlation are important for accurate diagnosis. Herein, we present two cases of pleomorphic lipoma presented as a mass in the nape of the neck.

Keywords: Pleomorphic lipoma, spindle cell lipoma, floret - like giant cells.

DOI: 10.31975/NJBMS.2018.8305