Can a Scalp Lipoma Extend Beyond Fascia?

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?

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Scalp lipoma

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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.

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