Lipoma is the most common soft tissue tumour and composed of mature white adipocytes
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. It typically manifests in adults and surgical resection is usually curative.
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Lipomas of the pancreas have been reported, and should be distinguished from non-neoplastic fat accumulation. These lesions are particularly problematic because their low attenuation on computed tomography (CT) imaging can mimic a pancreatic cancer
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. In most cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the lipomatous nature of these lesions
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