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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