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  • Fatty based tissue are derived from fat cells namely adipocytes
  • The most commonest presentation is as a benign lipoma
  • Occasionally these can get bigger and form atypical lipomatous tumours (ALT) which do have a small chance of transformation into a soft tissue sarcoma.
  • As they can get bigger they may cause symptoms and usually surgical excision is advised after appropriate thorough investigation.
  • Most can be detected with an ultrasound from our specialist Sarcoma radiologist. Some will require further assessment, particularly large lipomas with a MRI scan.

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