Over 10 years ago I had a golf-ball size lipoma removed from my scalp. About 3 years ago I noticed recurrent infections and pain in the site and displaced hair growth. About 8 dermatologist told me I was nuts despite an MRI indicating a remaining lipoma. This year I had the scar resected and more tumor removed, I'm still having pain and pulling, seems like skin and hair are involved. Is it possible it is below superficial fascia?
Can a Scalp Lipoma Extend Beyond Fascia?
Doctor Answers (1)
its hard to answer this question without seeing the mri.
it is possible that a lipoma could put pressure on the hair follicle and cause it not to grow if big enough.
i have never seen a lipoma cause an infection.
so the infections are probably unrelated.
as far as lipoma location they can be just about anywhere. above or below fascia.