Removal of deep rooted Lipoma on back of head. Any suggestions?
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Lipoma removal on the scalp
It sounds like you are receiving medical and surgical care. I would determine the diagnosis given the biopsy obtained and then follow up with your surgeon.
A soft tissue mass on your scalp does not involve the bone or the brain so rest assured that it has not burrowed deep into dangerous territory. But it does sound like the mass was something your surgeon did not expect. At this point I would rest, try not to worry and wait for the pathology report. That will dictate exactly what needs to be done next. If it was not completely removed, the mass will likely recur if additional surgery is not performed. Most masses of the scalp are benign, however a small number are malignant -( cancer) and perhaps a surgical oncologist/ cancer specialist may be helpful depending upon the final diagnosis. Whatever it proves to be, it is likely totally curable so try not to fret. Good luck and take care.
Removal of deep rooted lipoma on back of head.
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