Adenolipoma (thyroid gland)

Adenolipoma of the thyroid gland (also known as a thyrolipoma or a thyroid hamartoma) is a rare, benign fat-containing thyroid lesion. These lesions are usually well encapsulated and are composed of varying degrees of follicular thyroid tissue (thyroid adenoma) and mature adipose tissue; the amount of fat can markedly vary (from 10-90%).

Treatment and prognosis

A large adenolipoma causing airway obstruction should be removed. Surgical excision is curative 6. As aforementioned, this lesion is benign and has no malignant potential.

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Article information

rID: 31440
System: Head & Neck
Tag: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adenolipomas of thyroid gland
  • Adenolipoma of thyroid glands
  • Thyrolipoma
  • Thyroid hamartoma
  • Adenolipoma of thyroid gland
  • Thyroid adenolipoma

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