Lipoma of the pancreas
Incidental finding in tomography of the abdomen.
CT Abdomen (selected images)
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A small, well-circumscribed, homogeneous, mature adipose mass on pancreatic head.
A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes, and is the most common soft tissue tumor seen is approximately 2% of the population.
Lipomas are rarely encountered in the pancreas. They often are diagnosed coincidentally as small, well-circumscribed, encapsulated, homogeneous, mature adipose masses on imaging studies 1.
Imaging follow-up strategy or histopathologic confirmation is not necessary in asymptomatic patients 1.