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Histopathology of rare chondroosteoblastic metaplasia in benign lipomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2657678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipomas are frequent findings in the routine work of a pathologist. Variants of lipomas are characterized by an additional component, e.g. capillaries in angiolipomas, but ordinarily their classification does not pose any problem. In contrast to the high incidence of lipomas metaplastic formation of cartilage and bone is only rarely seen. This metaplasia is thought to develop on the basis of myxoid and chondroid change within the lipoma. Mechanical stress, trophic disturbances, the conspicuously frequent contact with periosteum and even still unknown factors may represent the causes for the metaplastic transformations. Four own case reports of chondro- and osteolipomas are described and discussed in view of the gross and microscopic findings.
B Katzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology, research and practice     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0344-0338     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathol. Res. Pract.     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-12     Completed Date:  1989-07-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806109     Medline TA:  Pathol Res Pract     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathology, City and Academic Hospital, Fulda, FRG.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Cartilage / pathology*
Lipoma / pathology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Osteoblasts / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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