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Spindle cell lipoma of the scalp: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9935099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous surgeons frequently evaluate and manage soft tissue tumors arising on the head and neck of adults. Of these, the most common tumor is the lipoma, and specific mesenchymal variants of lipoma occur classically on the head and neck. We describe a case of a large spindle cell lipoma of the posterior scalp, in order to highlight the classic location and differential diagnosis of the lipoma variants presenting commonly in this anatomic region. In addition, we review the role of preoperative imaging studies of scalp soft tissue tumors and discuss how imaging may assist the dermatologic surgeon in establishing the diagnosis and designing a rational surgical approach.
A F Haas; E S Fromer; G M Bricca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-18     Completed Date:  1999-02-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lipoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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