fat necrosis

Definition / meaning of fat necrosis

A benign condition in which fat tissue in the breast or other organs is damaged by injury, surgery, or radiation therapy. The fat tissue in the breast may be replaced by a cyst or by scar tissue, which may feel like a round, firm lump. The skin around the lump may look red, bruised or dimpled.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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