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Benign lipoblastoma arising in the neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9563056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipoblastoma and lipoblastomatosis are rare benign tumours of embryonal fat that exhibit a tendency to invade locally but not to metastasize. This condition most often presents before the age of 3 years, affects males more than females, and is typified by a slowly-growing, usually subcutaneous mass arising in a limb. Cases involving the head and neck are extremely rare, with only nine cases in the neck having been described to date. This tenth case arose in a 13-month-old male presenting with a rapidly enlarging lump in the right side of the neck, clinically mimicking a cystic hygroma. Diagnosis is by histology, and treatment involves complete surgical resection. We report this tenth known case of lipoblastoma in the neck and review the literature.
M K Farrugia; C Fearne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-18     Completed Date:  1998-06-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Malta Medical School, St. Luke's Hospital, Gwardamangia, Malta.
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MeSH Terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  surgery
Lipoma* / diagnosis,  surgery

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