Document Detail


Benign lipoblastoma arising in the neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9563056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
M K Farrugia; C Fearne
Related Documents :
19026196 - Avascular necrosis of the 1st metatarsal head.
19370516 - Ophthalmic manifestation of candida: case report and review of the literature.
22183446 - Trochanteroplasty to treat sequelae of septic arthritis of the hip in infancy. case ser...
20697456 - Case report playing football burns more than just calories.
3884616 - Excision of the clavicle. a review of the nineteenth-century literature.
11783976 - Intratendinous rupture of flexor digitorum profundus caused by non-specific synovitis.
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    
Affiliation:
University of Malta Medical School, St. Luke's Hospital, Gwardamangia, Malta.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Head and Neck Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  surgery
Humans
Lipoma* / diagnosis,  surgery
Male

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Congenital hemangiopericytoma: two case reports.
Next Document:  Prenatally detected cystic neuroblastoma.