Lipoblastoma of the Neck: A case Report and Reminding of Diagnostic Clues
- Dong-Youl Choi Ran Hong Keun-Hong Kee
- 조선대학교 의학연구원
- The Medical Journal of Chosun University
- 제32권 제3호
- 97 - 101 (5 pages)
Lipoblastoma is a rare benign tumor that occurs in infancy or early childhood. We experience a case of lipoblastoma in the anterior neck of 22-months-old boy. Computerized tomographic images revealed a low enhanced mass pushing the adjacent tissues. Fine needle aspiration cytology suggested a lipogenic tumor. A well-circumscribed mass was excised. Histopathologic examination showed mainly mature adipocytes and some immature fat cells including lipoblasts with the myxoid stroma and numerous fine capillaries complexly interconnected. Diagnosing this tumor was difficult because we had to be reminded of some important things that are often ignored.