Removal of soft tissue tumors


General anesthesia

The duration of the operation

15-45 minutes

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Removal of benign tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Benign tumors of soft tissues usually mean lipomas, atheromas, hemangiomas and neurofibromas, as well as birthmarks or pigment nevus.

Lipomas, or benign fatty tumors, are mostly located under the skin, sometimes deeper in the tissues.

Sebaceous gland cysts are called atheromas. These benign formations are located under the skin and are filled with sebum and keratin. These are not tumors, but clogged skin glands from which sebum cannot escape.

Hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor that can be located in various tissues. In and on the skin, hemangiomas are visible as reddish-purple formations, often higher than the skin.

Neurofibromas are benign subcutaneous tumors arising from nerve sheath tissue, which are mostly skin-colored or purple subcutaneous nodules.

Skin tumors include birthmarks or pigment nevi and dermatofibromas.

Dermatofibromas are benign formations originating from connective tissue, which can be located in the lower layers of the skin of different areas of the body. They can be skin-colored or purple and feel like hard nodules within the skin.

What does the removal of soft tissue tumors look like?

It is an operation performed in day surgery, which means that the patient goes home immediately after it is performed. Local anesthesia is used, which ensures pain reduction of the surgical wound even after the operation. Wounds are always sutured with intradermal cosmetic sutures to ensure an optimal aesthetic result.

All removed tumors are sent for tissue examination, the results of which we always inform the patient.

A sick leave is usually not necessary and you can drive immediately after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually, the surgeon can distinguish between benign and malignant changes based on external features, but this is not always possible. Therefore, all removed tumors are sent for tissue examination. In the event of a malignant tissue reaction, we always give the patient instructions on what to do next. For some malignant formations, initial removal is enough, for others, it is necessary to perform a repeat operation or apply other treatment.

Our surgeons always try to minimize surgical scars by making the smallest possible incision and closing it so that the scar is small and cosmetic. The formation of a scar cannot be completely avoided.

Mostly not, but there are exceptions. For example, a lipoma can reoccur in the same place. If a new one appears in the area of the removed formation, we recommend that you consult a surgeon or dermatologist.