Causes of Wen
What is a wen
This formation is a soft lump under the skin, which is an accumulation of fatty tissue. It does not transform into a malignant tumor and delivers only aesthetic discomfort to the person. The main feature of the lipoma is the characteristic mobility and the absence of any pain. As a rule, its size does not exceed two centimeters in diameter, but sometimes the formation expands, compressing nearby tissues and nerve endings.
Wen appear on different parts of the body, regardless of gender. Usually they are found in areas poor in adipose tissue: back, shoulder girdle, the outer surface of the thighs. For a long time, a person may not notice the presence of a wen, as he does not show any pronounced symptoms.
What causes a tumor?
Currently, there are many assumptions about the formation of lipomas, but only some of them are scientifically based.The basic version is clogging up the duct of the sebaceous gland or the proliferation of fat cells in a specific area of the human body.
Sometimes the cause of a wen can be dysfunction of the gallbladder, liver, pancreas, pituitary and thyroid gland.
Often education appear on the background of alcoholism, malignant tumors of the respiratory tract and diabetes, and can also be hereditary.
Presumably, low physical activity, a metabolic disorder, and an unhealthy diet can affect the appearance of the Wen. It should be noted that lipomas can be single and multiple, which is characteristic of the disease lipomatosis.
Possible complications of lipoma
Despite the fact that the wen is a benign tumor, sometimes there is an inflammatory process in it. This occurs when the tumor is encapsulated, as a result of which it becomes a favorable environment for various pathogens. In this case, the wen becomes unavailable for immune cells, aimed at protecting the body.
In addition, it can be dangerous for self-treatment, which can lead to the growth of the tumor and infection of the wound.
The diagnosis of a lipoma is usually made according to the results of a general examination, the manifestation of clinical signs and palpation, in which there is a painless and mobile subcutaneous formation. Sometimes ultrasound is used for accurate diagnosis.