Soft tissue
Adipose tissue tumors
Lipoma and variants

Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Minor changes: 21 January 2021

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PubMed Search: Fibrolipoma

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Definition / general
  • Lipoma with prominent bundles of mature fibrous tissue traversing fatty lobules
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
  • Fibrovascular polyps of esophagus are also called fibrolipomas
  • See also lipomatosis of nerve
Case reports
Clinical images

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Intraoperative parotid tumor

Gross images

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Encapsulated mass

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lipoma with fibrous tissue component
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Mature adipose tissue and dense bands of fibrosis

Contributed by Charanjeet Singh, M.D.

Myxoid change

Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

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Mature adipose tissue and fibrous tissue

Differential diagnosis
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