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Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature

Muzaffer Durmus, Ahmet Demirhan Dal, Abdul Kerim Yapici, Sedat Avsar, Yalcin Bayram.


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Lipomas are the most common type of tumor of soft tissue and can occur anywhere in the body. Giant lipomas, which are defined as lesions greater than 5 cm, are associated with the risk of malignancy. Preoperative assessments, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biopsies, are the optimal methods for making diagnoses and designing treatment plans. Incomplete excisions may cause recurrence of the masses, causing complications in the management of patients. In this report, we present a case of a giant lipoma that is located in an upper extremity of a patient, causing nerve compression, as well as a review of related literature.

Key words: Giant, lipoma, liposarcoma, arm, upper, extremity

 

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Durmus M, Dal AD, Yapici AK, Avsar S, Bayram Y. Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(3): 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


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Durmus M, Dal AD, Yapici AK, Avsar S, Bayram Y. Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=173820 [Access: June 25, 2018]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


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Durmus M, Dal AD, Yapici AK, Avsar S, Bayram Y. Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(3): 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


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Durmus M, Dal AD, Yapici AK, Avsar S, Bayram Y. Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand Microsurg. (2014), [cited June 25, 2018]; 3(3): 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


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Durmus, M., Dal, A. D., Yapici, A. K., Avsar, S. & Bayram, Y. (2014) Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand Microsurg, 3 (3), 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


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Durmus, Muzaffer, Ahmet Demirhan Dal, Abdul Kerim Yapici, Sedat Avsar, and Yalcin Bayram. 2014. Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (3), 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


Chicago Style

Durmus, Muzaffer, Ahmet Demirhan Dal, Abdul Kerim Yapici, Sedat Avsar, and Yalcin Bayram. “Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature.” Hand and Microsurgery 3 (2014), 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Durmus, Muzaffer, Ahmet Demirhan Dal, Abdul Kerim Yapici, Sedat Avsar, and Yalcin Bayram. “Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature.” Hand and Microsurgery 3.3 (2014), 87-90. Print. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Durmus, M., Dal, A. D., Yapici, A. K., Avsar, S. & Bayram, Y. (2014) Giant intramuscular lipoma of arm: A case report and review of the literature. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (3), 87-90. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.173820