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Lipoblastoma and its infiltrative variant lipoblastomatosis are rare adipose tissue tumours seen in infants and children. Many surgeons are unfamiliar with these uncommon lesions and hence they are suboptimally treated. We report a case series of six patients in our tertiary paediatric hospital. Cases were reviewed retrospectively with reference to demographics, investigations, diagnosis and their management. Lipoblastomas are easily misdiagnosed and excision before proper investigations may result in incomplete resection, recurrence and further potentially mutilating surgery.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Acta orthopaedica Belgica

Publication Date

08/2009

Volume

75

Pages

533 - 536

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedics, AlderHey Children's Hospital Liverpool, L12 2AP, United Kingdom. harveygeorge@gmail.com

Keywords

Adipocytes, Humans, Neoplasms, Adipose Tissue, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Retrospective Studies, Child, Preschool, Infant, Female, Male