Dec 16, 2012 - 8:54 pm
I am a 60 yr F. 6 mo+/-ago noticed random ache in top ctr of left thigh; not constant. In rubbing area I felt a lump. When standing you couldn't feel it. Sitting or bending leg it was noticeable. Was getting bigger then noticed 2nd mass on inside of thigh 4" from 1st. Went to GP. He thought fatty masses. Ref'd to surgeon. He said top mass intramuscular and deep; probably lipomas. Went for MRI w/ and w/o contrast. Results: benign 3.4 cm x 2.1 cm intramuscular lipoma in anterior rectus femoris muscle acct'g for the palpable abnormality in the anterior mid thigh. no imaging followup req'd. MRI also says there is no underlying soft tissue mass or lipoma along the inside thigh; the underlying subcutaneous fat is normal. The mass inside thigh feels similiar to top one. Surgeon wants f/up ultrasound in 6 mos. Should I request 2nd read of MRI? or feel confident it's not liposarcoma? Biopsy? Comments/thoughts would be appreciated.