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WHO Classification of Tumours
Lipoma, NOS


Lipoma is the most common soft tissue tumour and composed of mature white adipocytes
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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

. It typically manifests in adults and surgical resection is usually curative.

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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Kawamoto S, Siegelman SS, Bluemke DA, Hruban RH, Fishman EK (2009)
Focal fatty infiltration in the head of the pancreas: evaluation with multidetector computed tomography with multiplanar reformation imaging.
J Comput Assist Tomogr 33: 90-5

. In most cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the lipomatous nature of these lesions
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Bosman FT, Carneiro F, Hruban RH, Theise ND (Eds.)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.
4th Edition
International Agency for Research on Cancer: Lyon 2010