8857/0 Spindle cell lipoma


Definitions

Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues
ICD-O-3 topography code: C49

Spindle cell lipoma is a benign circumscribed subcutaneous tumour composed of spindled cells, adipocytes, and multinucleate giant cells associated with thick, rope-like collagen bundles. It predominantly arises in the neck and shoulder area 1
 
Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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Spindle cell lipomas typically affect male patients >55 years of age. The tumours rarely recur; conservative local excision is usually curative
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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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