A giant mesenteric lipoblastoma in an 18-month old infant: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Gentimi2011AGM,
  title={A giant mesenteric lipoblastoma in an 18-month old infant: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Foteini Gentimi and Alexandros A. Tzovaras and Dimitrios Antoniou and Maria A. Moschovi and Evanggelos Papandreou},
  journal={African journal of paediatric surgery : AJPS},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={320-3}
}
Infantile lipoma (or lipoblastoma) of the mesentery is an extremely rare benign tumor of embryonal fat, with 15 cases reported in the English literature until today and only three of them arise from the ileum mesentery. We report an 18-month old boy presenting with a palpable intraabdominal mass arising from the ileum mesentery. Histopathologic and cytogenetic studies confirmed the diagnosis of mesenteric lipoblastoma (or infantile lipoma). Complete excision of the mass was performed. A follow… CONTINUE READING
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