Sternocleidomastoid intramuscular lipoma.


Abd Mutalib NOR SHAHIDA 1, Najeb MD SOLEH 1, Irfan MOHAMAD 1, Aniza HASSAN 2, Nor Hayati OTHMAN 2

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and 2 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia.



Lipoma is the most common benign soft tissue tumour with most located in the superficial subcutaneous plane. However, some are located in the deeper plane. Location in the head and neck regions are less common compared to the other part of the body. Deep seated lipomas are either inter-muscular or intramuscular. We present a case of a simple subcutaneous neck lipoma in a 60-year-old Malay man which turned out to be an intramuscular sternocleidomastoid lipoma.


Keywords: Lipoma, intramuscular, sternocleidomastoid


Brunei Int Med J. 2012; 8 (3): 154-157