By Gary M. White, MD

Lipofibroma A soft, yellow papule on the thigh of a woman.

The lipofibroma is a benign neoplasm of fibrous connective tissue characterized by ectopic fatty tissue in the dermis.


A nondescript, solitary papulonodule is most characteristic. A pedunculated form may occur. The fat may give it a yellow appearance.


No treatment is needed. Simple surgical removal or shave/curettage may be done.


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