Anus and perianal area
Benign or nonneoplastic lesions
Lipoma

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 October 2017, last major update September 2014

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PubMed Search: Anus lipoma

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Lipoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/anuslipoma.html. Accessed December 13th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Benign tumor composed of adipocytes, similar to lipoma of soft tissue and other sites
Epidemiology
  • Anal and perianal lipomas are vanishingly rare with only rare case reports in the literature (see below)
Clinical features
  • Soft pliable mass in rare case reports
Diagnosis
  • Tissue biopsy
Prognostic factors
  • By definition a benign lesion
Case reports
Gross description
  • Yellow greasy mass similar to lipomas in other locations
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tumor composed of benign adipocytes identical to lipomas in other locations
Positive stains
  • No studies in this location but presumed identical to lipomas elsewhere
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • No studies in this location but presumed identical to lipomas elsewhere