Soft tissue
Adipose tissue tumors
Lipoma and variants
Myxoid lipoma

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 15 September 2020

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PubMed Search: Myxoid lipoma

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. Myxoid lipoma. website. Accessed October 24th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Lipoma with well developed myxoid areas
  • Also called myxolipoma
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lipoma with well developed myxoid areas
  • No atypia, no plexiform vascular network, no lipoblasts
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Adipocytes interspersed with
deposition of mucin, and myxoid change

Positive stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Adipocytes in various stages of differentiation with mature cells surrounded by basal lamina, lipid globules of varying size, pinocytotic vesicles in plasma membrane (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1984;57:300)
Differential diagnosis
  • Myxoid liposarcoma: not in subcutaneous tissue, no classic lipoma areas, has lipoblasts and plexiform vascular pattern
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