Cartilaginous metaplasia in giant fibrolipoma - a rare case report

KC Vyas, Gaurav Wadhawan, Preethi Agarwal, Suraj Jain, Shashi Sujanani


The most common benign tumors of the mesenchyme are the lipomas. Lipomas can arise in any location in which fat is present. Different histopathological variants of lipoma have been described including fibrolipoma and chondrolipoma. Chondrolipoma is a rarely encountered diagnosis and is considered as a cartilaginous metaplasia in lipomas of large size. Given the rarity of this condition, we describe here a case of giant fibrolipoma with cartilaginous metaplasia in thigh of an elderly male patient.

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