Dangerous lipoma on the head and in the brain?
Lipoma is a fatty formation, which can be formed subcutaneously, to affect the mucous membranes and internal organs. Subcutaneous education usually does not pose any danger. Fatty tumors occur in people of any age, in children. Lipoma often appears on the head (scalp, face, neck). It gives cosmetic discomfort. But perhaps also the emergence of a lipoma of the brain, which is a serious threat to the health of the patient. In any case, wherever localized tumor, requires examination by a specialist.
To this day not been reliably established the etiology of lipomas. There are some suggested factors in the development of Wen. Subcutaneous lipomas can be formed in the result of the following factors:
- genetic predisposition;
- the metabolic disorders;
- the slagging of the body, violation of the gastrointestinal tract;
- improper operation of the sebaceous glands (as a result, there is often a lipoma on the head of a child, teenager, and adults).
These are the main alleged causes of white bumps on body and head. But as for the lipoma of the brain that are assumed to be some other factors in the development of the disease. These include:
- various diseases of the endocrine system (thyroid disease, pancreatic disease, diabetes mellitus);
- changes in the tissues, suffering a head injury;
- bad habits.
The causes of lipomas in the head and in the brain (most often formed tumors in the corpus callosum of the brain, the brain stem and Wens in the area of the interhemispheric fissure) was not precisely defined, because prevention of disease is very complex.
The clinical picture
A lipoma looks like a subcutaneous education, which is movable. When pressed, the education shifted to the side. While there are no uncomfortable or painful sensations. The pain appears only in case if Wen has a huge size and compresses surrounding tissue. Perhaps the appearance simultaneously several lipomas. Some types of education are formed at once in large quantity. They are small and look like pimples.
Lipoma of the corpus callosum of the brain or other localization in the brain has no specific symptoms, its manifestations are similar to the symptoms of tumours of a different nature. For a long time pathology may be asymptomatic. As symptoms arise:
- frequent headaches (usually at the level of the forehead);
- dizziness, weakness, nausea;
- reduced vision;
- sleep disturbance, decreased concentration, memory;
- cerebrovascular accident, swelling.
Lipoma inside the skull is a dangerous disease, capable of provoking a disturbance of the psyche of the patient, to cause various abnormalities in the functioning of organs. Poor circulation and swelling provoke such consequence as stroke. It can cause a fatal similarity to humans.
Lipoma on the surface of the head is not as dangerous as intracranial tumor, but it can also grow to a great size, pressure on surrounding tissues. The least discomfort with the localization of the lipoma gives head behind the ear, but it requires mandatory treatment. One of the possible effects of a lipoma, which is a long time without treatment, is the degeneration of education into a malignant tumor, a liposarcoma.
Diagnosis of lipomais already at the inspection and palpation. For examination of the patient applying an ultrasound, biopsy and cytological analysis. To identify the brain tumor required to perform imaging and other tests.
Treatment of tumor
Lipoma removal on head is not difficult for modern medicine. To treat small entities use puncture with the introduction of sclerosing substances, adhesive wall education.
As surgical treatment is used in liposuction, laser strangling, radio wave treatment. These methods are the least invasive and do not leave marks on the body. While liposuction does not require removal of hair on the head.
And possibly surgical removal of the tumor, it is the removal of the capsules Wen, which reduces the likelihood of relapse.
Treatment of lipoma in the brain is carried out in several ways:
- conventional surgery (excision of the tumor and its capsule);
- endoscopic intervention;
- liposuction (an aspiration puncture).