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How to treat lipoma on the lower abdomen of a child?

Q: One year ago, when my son was only 7 months old, we saw a lipoma on his lower abdomen. At that time we went for surgery. Now once again that lipoma is growing in size but not creating any problem. We want to know why it is increasing in size once again and whether it will create any problem in long run or affect other organs.

A:Lipomas usually do not recur unless there is associated lymphangioma/hemangioma which are malformations of blood vessels. This needs to be established by a CT/MRI scan. The treatment will depend on the nature of the lesion. It will not damage internal organs provided it is limited to the abdominal wall.

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