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22. Picture of Lipoma 2

Picture of Lipoma (2 of 2)
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Familial lipoma syndrome is a rare condition in which multiple fatty, slow-growing tumors appear on the trunk, arms, and chest. The tumors are rubbery and movable. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, meaning that only one copy of the aberrant gene is needed to produce the condition. The picture shows a 50-year-old male patient with multiple lipomas on the forearm. He had tumors on both sides of the body and also on his trunk and legs.

Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text References: "Familial Multiple Lipomatosis." New England Journal of Medicine. "Lipomas." Lippincott's Primary Care Dermatology.

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