Recurrence Rate after Marginal Excision of Lipomas
Keywords:Lipoma, Excision, Recurrence, Metastasis
Background and Aim: Lipoma is a benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes. This study was performed on patients
with histologically diagnosed and confirmed lipomas to evaluate clinical outcome after marginal excision of the tumors
and to determine whether local recurrence had any correlation with patient age and sex, or tumor size and location.
Materials & Methods: The present is the retrospective analysis that examined the 100 patients diagnosed with lipomas. The
tumor in all the patients was found to be deeply seated and ultrasounded guided biopsy was performed preoperatively.
The margins of soft tissue resections of the tumor specimens were defined as (1) intralesional, (2) marginal and (3) wide.
The margins were marginal in all cases; none of the patients had any treatment other than surgery.
Results: It was found that Lipomas had an equal predilection for upper and lower extremities. The results of the study
showed that none of the patients had any local recurrence. No patient had experienced metastasis at the time of this study.
Local recurrence did not correlate with patient age or sex for patients with lipomas, neither with size or location of the
Conclusion: The present study shows that histological analysis provides for accurate diagnosis of lipomas. The recurrences
rate in the patients with tumor was not found in any of the above patients where marginal excision was planned. There
was no relationship seen in patient age, sex, sie and location of the tumor. However to overcome the limitation of the
study, the long term follow up is recommended for the further studies.