Massive neck lipoma

UK doctors have documented the case of a man who developed a 2kg mass on the left side of his neck.

The mass had been growing for several years and had made it difficult for the 63-year-old to turn his head.

He told doctors at Royal London Hospital that he was experiencing neck pain and intermittent paraesthesia in his arms.

The growth, which was 30cm x 20cm x 20cm in size and weighed about 2kg, was surgically excised (see below).

Histology showed that it was a benign spindle-cell lipoma with no malignant features

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