Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 5

Pleomorphic Lipoma of the Neck: A Benign Lesion Mimicking Liposarcoma

Irene A Kim1*, Chi Lai2 and Marilene B Wang1
1Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2Department of Pathology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Corresponding author : Irene A Kim
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, CHS 62-132, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624, USA
Tel: 714-833-4808; Fax: 310-206-5106
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 22, 2014 Accepted: June 25, 2014 Published: July 08, 2014
Citation: Kim IA, Lai C, Wang MB (2014) Pleomorphic Lipoma of the Neck: A Benign Lesion Mimicking Liposarcoma. J Otol Rhinol 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000174

Abstract

Pleomorphic Lipoma of the Neck: A Benign Lesion Mimicking Liposarcoma

Pleomorphic lipomas are a rare variant of lipomatous tumors. They typically occur in older males and show a tendency to develop over the posterior neck, shoulder, and back. Clinical presentation, rate of growth, and histologic features of these benign lesions are key factors in making an accurate diagnosis and in distinguishing them from liposarcomas. Complete surgical excision with clear margins is curative. This paper presents a case report and a discussion intended to aid the clinician in using the histological findings to help differentiate a pleomorphic lipoma from its malignant counterparts.

Keywords: Pleomorphic; Lipoma; Liposarcoma

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