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Surgical Removal of lipoma from an area with tattooed skin
Francesco Inchingolo, Marco Tatullo, Fabio M. Abenavoli, Massimo Marrelli, Alessio D. Inchingolo, Roberto Corelli, Andrea Servili, Angelo M. Inchingolo, Gianna Dipalma
The presence of tattoos on the skin of people of all ages is on the rise. On occasion, the tattoo is in close proximity to an area which has to undergo a surgical operation, therefore why not using the tattoo itself to cover the cicatrix?
The case we treated was that of a 39 year old female who, for a couple of years, had a large lipoma on her right shoulder which she never treated because it was beneath a large tattoo. During the surgical treatment of the lipoma, we followed the exact lines of the tattoo itself thus obtaining precise access for lipoma removal which minimized visible post operative cicatrix while maintaining the original tattoo design.
No similar case was found in literature
Lipoma, Tattoo, Surgical cicatrix
Date Deposited : 12 Jan 2011 13:25
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