Lipoblastomatosis: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE: To describe an unusual presentation of lipoblastomatosis and review the existing literature on lipoblastomatosis and lipoblastoma. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 9-year-old girl was originally diagnosed as having preseptal cellulitis. After failure of systemic therapy, a CT scan showed a mass in the orbit. Biopsy of the lesion confirmed the presence of lipoblastomatosis, consisting of immature lipoblasts admixed with more-mature adipocytes. CONCLUSIONS: Lipoblastomatosis is a rare benign diffuse lipomatous tumor of embryonal fat that is uncommonly found in the head and face of children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dutton, JJ; Escaravage, GK; Fowler, AM; Wright, JD

Published Date

  • November 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 417 - 421

PubMed ID

  • 21743369

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318221118c


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States