What is the Atypical Lipoma?Atypical lipoma is low-grade cancer that tends to recur but rarely spread to other parts of the body. The chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities (arms and legs) are the most commonly affected sites. In extremities, it commonly originates from the deep tissues of the thighs.
Disease EpidemiologyIt makes approximately 40-45% of all soft tissue cancers. The mean age for the development of disease varies from 40-60 years. It is very rare in children.
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no exact well-known cause.
Signs and SymptomsSigns and symptoms vary according to the site of the tumour.
Signs and Symptoms of Retroperitoneal (Abdominal) Atypical Lipoma Tumour
- Weight gain
- The feeling of abdominal fullness
Signs and Symptoms of Gluteal (Pelvic) Atypical Lipoma Tumour
- A mass or lump in the pelvic region
- Sciatica like pain in the legs
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Tumour biopsy
- Histopathological examination