A giant, recurrent, subpectoral breast lipoma: case report


  • Sahar M. Alnefaie Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia




Breast lipoma, Giant, Recurrent, Tumor


Lipomas are mesenchymal tumors composed of mature fat tissue and are considered one of the most common benign tumors. They are usually small in size, and giant lipomas are rare. The exact etiology of lipoma development is unclear, though several factors have been proposed. Intramuscular or subpectoral lipomas involving the pectoralis major muscle are uncommon. In this report, the author has described the case of a 52-year-old female patient who presented with an uncommon form of subpectoral, giant, recurrent breast lipoma. The patient had undergone a complete surgical excision. The author suggests an individualized assessment and treatment of each case.


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