Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lipoma Evaluation

The evaluation of a lipoma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

The diagnosis of a lipoma is usually made during physical examination.

An ultrasound examination may be required, in order to determine the exact size and location of a large or deep lipoma. Occasionally, the diagnosis of lipoma requires a biopsy.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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