• This is the external surface of a
lipoma, a benign tumor of adipocyte
• The bright yellow color is typical of fat.
• Note the lobulated appearance. This
is also typical of this lesion.
• This particular tumor arose in the subcutaneous fat (note the small strip of skin denoted by the black arrows).
•Common tumors of adult individuals.
•Occur at all ages.
•Males and females equally affected.
•Usually present as a painless, soft
•The clinical course is benign and complete excision is curative.
|General Gross Description|
occur anywhere in the body, most often in the subcutaneous tissues.
•Llobulated yellow mass, surrounded by a thin
|General Micro Description|
•Adult, mature, histologically
normal looking adipocytes.
• Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp. 1262.