International Journal of Medical Sciences

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

Abstarc :

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

Key Word :
Lipoma, Tattoo, Surgical cicatrix

Volume 7, Number 6, - 2010