Adipocytic Tumors

  • Steven D. BillingsEmail author
  • Rajiv M. Patel


Adipocytic tumors are commonly encountered in dermatopathology. Most are variants of lipomas, but rare cutaneous liposarcomas do occur. This chapter will cover the range of adipocytic tumors encountered in dermatopathology and discuss challenging variants and their differential diagnoses.


Lipoma Angiolipoma Spindle cell lipoma Pleomorphic lipoma Chondroid lipoma Lipoblastoma Hibernoma Pleomorphic liposarcoma Atypical lipomatous tumor Dedifferentiated liposarcoma Myxoid liposarcoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn ArborUSA

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