Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lipoma Underlying Cause

The cause for lipoma is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk.

Genes control the functions inside a cell. Special genes control how cells divide and grow. Tumors occur when genes stimulate the cells to multiply.


  • DNA
  • Genes on chromosomes

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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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PubMed Lipoma References
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