Panniculitis – Traumatic Panniculitis

March 2nd, 2013

Traumatic Panniculitis is a common skin condition that is encountered in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Traumatic panniculitis occurs when the skin experiences trauma resulting in fat necrosis.  The most common anatomic area for traumatic panniculitis is the breasts of women.  Clinically, the skin lesion that manifests in traumatic panniculitis is a firm nodule that may feel like a lipoma.  In most cases, the lesions in traumatic panniculitis resolve without treatment over several months.