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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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Overview

The mainstay of therapy includes steroid injection, simple excision, liposuction, and ultrasound wave.

Medical Therapy

  • Usually, treatment is not necessary for a lipoma unless the mass becomes painful or restricts movement.
  • Medical therapy of lipoma includes:
  • Steroid injections: This treatment can only shrink the lipoma, but can not completely eliminate the lump.
  • Simple excision
  • Liposuction
  • Ultrasound wave

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