Facial and Scalp Lipomas: Case Reports and Study of Prevalence

ANDREW P. TRUHAN*, JEROME M. GARDEN, WILLIAM A. CARO, HENRY H. ROENIGK

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Abstract

Abstract Lipomas of the face and scalp are reportedly rare, comprising less than 2% of lipomas. Three such cases have recently been diagnosed in our clinic. Among 110 lipomas in our files, a total of 16 (14.5%) involved the face and scalp. The clinician rarely considered lipoma as the primary preoperative diagnosis. Often mistaken clinically for epidermal cysts, face and scalp lipomas appear more common than the literature would indicate. 1985 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)981-984
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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