Giant Occipito Cervical Lipoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Bouallag M, Bekralas H, Chitti M, Boulaouad W, Djaafer M and Habchi N

Published on: 2019-11-15


Lipomas are benign tumors composed of adipose tissue. They are almost encountered in the shoulder, back and neck regions. Clinically, they are usually presented as asymptomatic due to their slow growth. Recurrence is very rare after surgical resection. Giant lipoma in the cervical region is rare and thus requiring surgical excision is for esthetic reasons, pain and limitation of neck mobility or problems in daily living. Some of these giant lipomas may become malignant and deteriorate quality of life. In the present study, we report a case of giant lipoma of the neck which was treated surgically with excellent outcome.