Lipoma of the neck

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling in nape of neck - Few yrs. Recent Mild pain locally.

Patient Data

Age: about 60 yrs
Gender: Female

Swelling in cervico-dorsal region.

Changes of degenerative disease of cervical spine.


An encapsulated lesion is noted in subcutaneous plane. It is compressible. It is iso echoic to deeper muscle without cystic changes / calcifcation. Internal incomplete echogenic lines are noted in the lesion.  Few flow signals are seen in periphery and center of the lesion.

Case Discussion

Findings favor subcutaneous lipoma of nape of neck.

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Case information

rID: 29552
Published: 4th Jun 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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