SA Orthopaedic Journal
versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versão impressa ISSN 1681-150X
Giant lipomas of hand are rare lipomas that are larger than 5 cm. Comprehensive history and clinical examination is usually sufficient to make the diagnosis of lipoma but with giant lipoma, liposarcoma cannot be excluded. We report a case of giant lipoma in which we excluded liposarcoma by MRI and proceeded to do excisional biopsy. The histology confirmed our pre-operative diagnosis of lipoma, and post-operatively the patient did very well and returned to work with normal function of the left thumb.
Palavras-chave : giant lipoma; hand.