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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Minerva Pediatrica 1999 May;51(5):159-66
language: English, Italian
Lipoblastoma and lipoblastomatosis in children
Bertana S., Parigi G. P., Giuntoli M., Pelagalli M., Battisti C., Bragheri R., Verga L.
Lipoblastoma and lipoblastomatosis are rare mesenchimal benign tumors of embryonal white fat. They are found primarily in children less than 5 years of age. This tumor presents in two forms: a localized well-circumscribed lesion (lipoblastoma), or a multicentric type (lipoblastomatosis). The authors presents three cases, two of them with a buttock lesion, the last with a paravertebral one. It is reccomended a complete but conservative excision of the tumor because there is a natural tendency to involution, although in the first year of life a local reexicision for recurrence is sometimes described.