i would like to know if i should have lipoma located in the muscle of my arm removed it hurt off and on and my surgeron says since were it is located i would have to have surgery i am very afraid to have this done could you please help.is their any other way or procedure that can be done?
Lipoma Located in Muscle Have to Be Removed Surgically?
Doctor Answers 4
Lipoma needs to imaged with MRI
Any intramuscular lipoma should be imaged with an MRI. This is best done at a center that has surgical oncologists, musculoskeltal oncologists, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons who work togehter in a multidisciplinary fashion
Inside the Muscle Lipoma
No one can properly advise you if you should have an inside the muscle lipoma without a lot more information. The size of the lipoma, the muscle(s) it is in, its location, its growth pattern and proximity to nerves / blood vessels, among other factors - would influence the decision. You would benefit from a MRI which will give you a lot of this information and help you decide.
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Intramuscular lipoma is very difficult to assess on examination, and should have an MRI.
It should be removed totally and surgically.
No other option available