Lipomatous Neoplasms

Expires October 17, 2019


Video length: 50 minutes 38 seconds


The purpose of this presentation is to demystify fatty tumors from their morphology to their molecular biology while providing practical points that can be put into action immediately. After viewing this presentation, participants will feel comfortable working up a well-differentiated lipomatous lesion.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review classification and general principles of lipomatous tumors.
  • Apply principles to common clinical scenarios.
  • Discuss utility of florescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in workup of adipocytic lesions.
  • Review differential diagnoses and pitfalls in fatty tumors.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.


Viewing this program does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught.


Karen Fritchie, M.D.
Consultant in Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota



The following types of credit are offered for our "Virtual Lecture" programs:

State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the post-test and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

For an instruction sheet that describes the process, view

Note: Participants requesting P.A.C.E.® credit, in compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program requirements, must attain a score of 70% or higher on the post-test to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 P.A.C.E® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.


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