Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inflammatory disorders (noninfectious)

Topic Completed: 1 June 2006

Revised: 5 February 2019, last major update June 2006

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PubMed Search: Lipogranuloma

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Definition / general
  • Also called lipophagic granuloma
  • Secondary to various inflammatory and neoplastic conditions or primary lesion of lymph node
  • In West, commonly due to mineral oil ingestion or total parenteral nutrition
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Giant cells (mono or multinuclear) with foamy and vacuolated cytoplasm
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