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Fatty tumors
Posted by: juliette
Date: May 8, 2001 4:01 AM

I am interested in finding info on treating fatty tumors before deciding to surgically remove them. I have only found low-fat diet recommendations.

RE: Fatty tumors
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: May 9, 2001 12:13 AM

There is a new possibility and that is injection with collagenase. It is an enzyme which digests collagen - the protein which holds tissues together. The objective is to digest away the capsule which holds the lipoma together.

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