Lipoma of neck

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right anterior neck swelling for a few years. Gradually increasing in size. No pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Swelliing pointed to by the patient is a well-defined mass in right anterior triangle of neck. It lies deep to platysma muscle. Cranially, it abuts submandibular gland; caudally it abuts right lobe of thyroid gland. It lies medial to sternocledomastoid muscle.

The lesion is isoechoic to adjacent muscle. It shows linear internal striations. No calcification or cystic changes are noted. It is compressible. No internal flow is noted in the lesion.

Case Discussion

Typical ultrasound findings of a lipoma.

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Case information

rID: 33023
Published: 28th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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