Giant intermuscular lipoma of neck and chest: a case report with review of literature


  • K. Lakshmi Kumari Department of Anatomy, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • P. V. S. S. Vijaya Babu Department of Biochemistry, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • S. V. Kumar Department of Surgery, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh



Intermuscular lipoma, Sternocleidomastoid, Pectoralis muscle


Intermuscular lipoma is an uncommon benign tumor. In this case report we described a case of a patient with intermuscular lipoma located between sternocleidomastoid, pectoralis and scalene muscles on left side. These types of tumors are exceedingly rare in head and neck regions. Intermuscular lipomas are thought to arise from the Intermuscular septa and enlarge between muscle bundles. Clinical data, investigations, Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan confirm the diagnosis. These tumours are more common in males than females. Complete surgical excision of tumor is the treatment of choice. It is crucial for the surgeon to consider deep lipomas when dealing with soft tissue tumors.


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How to Cite

Kumari, K. L., Babu, P. V. S. S. V., & Kumar, S. V. (2017). Giant intermuscular lipoma of neck and chest: a case report with review of literature. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3(6), 1521–1523.



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