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Angiolipoma Causes

Studies show that lipoma development is not hereditary. However, it could show clinical features that may indicate that the condition is hereditary.

Angiolipoma Definition

It is important to discuss lipoma to understand the nature of angiolipoma. Lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fatty tissues. These tumors are usually movable, soft to touch and painless. They could grow extremely slow and can sometimes be cancerous. Most types of lipomas are small, but can increase its size up to six centimeters. Lipoma usually occurs in adults aged 40 to 60, but could also appear in children. An estimated 1% of the global population suffers from lipoma. Lipomas are also seen in animals. They are found usually on older dogs, but lipomas can also occur in puppies. They appear in single or multiple. While these lipomas grow, they are usually benign. Malignant forms of lipoma in animals are extremely rare.

Angiolipoma Treatment

Treatments for angiolipoma are not necessary, except for a few cases that become painful, which may lead to restrictions in movement. Many people have removed angiolipoma for cosmetic reasons. However, if these tumors are not removed entirely, the angiolipoma may grow back. The most common method to remove angiolipoma is excision. However, some people with angiolipoma prefer liposuction since it results in less scarring. However, doctors only recommend liposuction to tumors that are still soft and contain a small connective tissue component. Unfortunately, liposuction has greater tendency to remove the angiolipoma completely, which usually result in tumor re-growth.

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