Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--111

Lipoma of the sole of the foot


V Raveenthiran 
 Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu - 608 002, India

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V Raveenthiran
Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu - 608 002
India




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Raveenthiran V. Lipoma of the sole of the foot.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2006;11:110-111


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Sir,

I read, with great interest, the case report by Sarda et al .[1] describing lipoma of the sole. Plantar lipoma of children is a well defined entity. Ronald Illingworth, in his classic book "The Normal Child",[2] described it a normal variant of childhood physique. In his opinion it is a self-limiting condition and it does not require any treatment. If it is painful, perhaps analgesics are sufficient. In fact such tumors in children are not true lipoma but they are lipoma like aggregation of matured adipose tissue. I would like to know why the authors considered it pathological and proceeded to surgically excise it.

Gift authorship is palpable in this paper, as six persons are credited with authorship of this single-case report. I wish JIAPS should publish the details of contribution by individual authors as it is done in British Medical Journal and Indian Pediatrics.

References

1Sarda DK, Kothari P, Adivarekar P, Raghunath D, Ravikumar K, Kulkarni B. Lipoma of the sole: Usual tumor but unusual location. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2006;11:55.
2Illingworth RS. Miscellaneous physical conditions (Lipoma of the sole of the foot). In : The normal child. 10th edn. Reed Elsevier India; New Delhi (Indian Reprint); 2003. p. 103-115.