Fatty cyst - Definition


A cyst is a pocket fixed onto or in a body tissue or organ, of varying size and structure, but is not connected with the outside. A fatty cyst is a small pouch under the skin that contains fat: it is more often and extensively called lipoma. It is a benign cyst and grows slowly, not causing any symptoms, aside from the palpation of a small ball under the skin which is painless but can sometimes be unsightly. Their preferred location is the back, shoulders, and thighs, but can appear anywhere on the body. They usually require no treatment, but can be removed surgically for cosmetic reasons.
Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:49 AM by Jeff.
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