Angiolipomas are rare benign lipomatous lesions that differ from lipoma in their characteristic histology, consisting of mature adipocytes and prominent, proliferated, thin-walled blood vessels. They occur before puberty or in young adults and are usually presented as multiple, painful, slow-growing, small nodules located in the subcutaneous tissue of the forearm or elbows. Although they can be seen anywhere on the body, they are rare in the head and neck area. Treatment of angiolipomas requires a complete surgical excision. In the present report, we describe a rare case of angiolipoma of the back of the head in a 65-year-old woman. For more information click here.
Epidemiology of neurofibromatosis type 1