Lipoblastomatosis: case report and review of the literature.
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.
Dutton, JJ; Escaravage, GK; Fowler, AM; Wright, JD
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