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Lipomas?

Sep 14, 2015 5:57 PM

Evening everyone:

Quick question. MRI showed something kind of new to me and I was wondering if anybody else is dealing with this:
Findings:
There is a significant amount of mesenteric and subcutaneous lipomatosis without significantly abnormal epidural lipomatosis.
My question is, what is this and does it need surgical correction considering it's not causing symptoms right now?
Hope everyone is having a low pain night.

Sep 15, 2015 12:11 AM

Hi Amanda!
Lipomas are benign "fatty" tumors under the skin in the sub-q tissue. They usually don't cause any problems, unless they grow bigger and cause you pain, then they are usually surgically removed. (My mother had this). If there isn't too many of them, then it should just be a doctor office/out patient surgery with local anesthetic. If there are many present, then it may be done in the OR at the hospital. (But this would be up to you and your doctor).
Hope this helped answer your question somewhat.. Take Care! :)

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