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What is Lipoma of the Breast?

Description of the Disease

Lipoma of the breast is a benign tumor of the fatty tissue that can form in the breast.


  • Lipoma can be subcutaneous or intrathoracic
  • It can be solitary or multiple


Most often, lipoma of the breast manifests as a palpable formation, which may be painful or painless.


The exact causes of lipoma of the breast are unknown, but it is presumed to be associated with hormonal imbalance or hereditary factors.


Mammography, ultrasound examination, and biopsy are used for the diagnosis of lipoma of the breast.


Usually, treatment for lipoma of the breast is not required if the tumor does not cause discomfort. In case of necessity, surgical removal may be performed.


There are no specific measures for the prevention of lipoma of the breast, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular medical check-ups can help timely detect the problem.


Lipoma of the breast is treated by a mammologist or an oncologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.