Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
NASCIMENTO, Carolina Ribas do; BARRETO, Jaison Antonio and CURY FILHO, Milton. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.2, pp.317-318. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000200024.
Lipomas are common benign mesenchymal tumors composed of mature fat cells that may or may not be surrounded by a thin, fibrous capsule. The link with trauma has already been described. Lipomas involving the fingers are extremely rare but must be considered in the differential diagnosis of benign soft tissue masses in this particular location.
Keywords : Finger phalanges; Lipoma; Neoplasms.