Ear Nose Throat J. 2009 Jul;88(7):992-3.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Histologically, spindle-cell lipoma is a distinctive type of lipoma on a continuum with pleomorphic lipoma. It accounts for approximately 1.5% of all adipose tissue neoplasms. Men are affected significantly more commonly than women (9:1) at a mean age in the sixth decade. The vast majority of tumors are located in the subcutaneous tissue of the posterior neck, upper back, and shoulders. Patients present with a painless, mobile, subcutaneous mass. In rare cases, these tumors develop in other head and neck mucosal sites, such as the buccal fat pad. Spindle-cell lipomas grow as large as 13 cm (mean: 3.5). Grossly, they resemble ordinary lipomas, although they may be somewhat firmer, especially if the spindle-cell component predominates.
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