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WHO Classification of Tumours
Angiolipoma, NOS
Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues


Definition

Angiolipoma is a lipoma with prominent vascularity. The vascular tissue is more abundant at the periphery of the tumour and contains fibrin thrombi.

Angiolipoma in soft tissue most commonly affects the forearm, followed by the trunk and upper arm. It presents as an encapsulated, subcutaneous nodule consisting of mature adipocytes intermingled with small, thin-walled, branching vessels. The lesions are usually <2cm in diameter

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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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Angiolipomas most commonly appear in the late teens or early twenties. Males are more frequently affected. In 5% of cases, there is an increased familial incidence

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Cina SJ, Radentz SS, Smialek JE (1999)
A case of familial angiolipomatosis with Lisch nodules.
Arch Pathol Lab Med 123: 946-8




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Kanter WR, Wolfort FG (1988)
Multiple familial angiolipomatosis: treatment of liposuction.
Ann Plast Surg 20: 277-9



. Angiolipomas are benign tumours and show no tendency to recur
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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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