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Steatoma is a very old medical term that may be used for lipoma.[1]

Historically, it probably referred to all of the following:[2]


  1. URL: 21 November 2013.
  2. Papavramidou, N.; Nasta, M.; Karpouzis, A. (Apr 2010). "Steatoma through the early medical history.". Arch Dermatol 146 (4): 417. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.33. PMID 20404231.