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I have rubbery-like nodules just beneath my skin above

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Hi - I have rubbery-like nodules just beneath my skin above the iliac crest on my back.
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Customer: I had an ultrasound done.
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Customer: Yes.
JA: What else should I tell the Doctor?
Customer: The radiologist said: 1.6 x 1.4cm oval partially circumscribed hypoechoic lesion with no significant vascularity.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Soft tissue lesion with no specific sonographic appearance. May represent an episacral lipoma, but other soft tissue masses cannot be exclude by ultrasound.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does all of this mean?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does it take to get an answer?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
And what other types of masses could the be?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. There are many growths that will appear hypoechoic on ultrasound. The absence of vascularity is a good sign from the perspective that increased vascularity is the sign that is most worrisome for cancer. However, the appearance of this finding i not specific for any particular growth in the skin. Certainly, lipomas are very common, but it also could be other tumors, such as deratofibromas or neurofibromas. At this point, with no findings that are worrisome for cancer, it would be appropriate to simply monitor these lumps.