fat tissue abnormalities

Liposarcoma is a malignant fat tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma.  Typically, a Liposarcoma arises from the muscle fascia and very rarely from subcutaneous tissue.  Lipomas do not develop into Liposarcomas.  Clinically, a Liposarcoma enlarges over time […]

Nevus Lipomatous Superficialis is a benign fat tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Nevus Lipomatous Superficialis is a mobile soft yellow raised plaque.  The most common anatomic locations where it is found are the thighs, buttocks, and rarely the head and neck region.  They […]

Hibernomas are benign fat tissue abnormalities that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Hibernomas are lipomas of brown fat, which is a type that is present in embryos.  Clinically, Hibernomas are very firm and have a brown coloration.  Typically, they are found on the chest and back.  Although […]

Pleomorphic Lipomas are benign fat tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Most often, Pleomorphic Lipomas arise on the posterior neck and back.  They are most commonly seen in elderly men.  On histology, they have a rather unique appearance that delineates them from a typical lipoma, […]

Spindle Cell Lipoma is a benign variant of lipomas that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology office.  Spindle Cell Lipomas typically grow slowly and are most often found on the posterior neck, shoulders and back of older men.  In most cases, a Spindle Cell Lipoma is solitary although occasionally […]

Neural Fibrolipomas are a type of lipoma that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Neural Fibrolipomas arise from an excessive growth of fibrous and adipose tissue along a nerve trunk.  This can cause compression of the nerve resulting in pain or decreased sensation and/or paraesthesias.  The most common […]

Angiolipomas are a very common subtype of lipomas that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Clinically, Angiolipomas are soft mobile nodules with no change in the characteristics of the overlying skin; however, they are painful unlike typical lipomas. In many patients, the Angiolipomas are numerous and rarely exists as […]

Lipomas are a very common skin lesion that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Lipomas are soft mobile nodules that appear most often on the chest and back but can also be found on the extremities.  Lipomas are usually solitary but some patients may have multiple Lipomas.  […]