Fine‐needle aspiration cytology of a lipoblastoma: A case report

  title={Fine‐needle aspiration cytology of a lipoblastoma: A case report},
  author={Ran Hong and Dong-Youl Choi and Nam-yong Do and Sung-Chul Lim},
  journal={Diagnostic Cytopathology},
A lipoblastoma is a rare benign tumor of immature white fat, and more than 90% of lipoblastomas occur before the age of 3 years. The diagnosis of a lipoblastoma is mostly dependent on a histopathological examination of a surgically excised specimen. However, an accurate preoperative diagnosis is essential for the planning of surgery, particularly for a lesion of the head and neck area. We experienced a case of a cervical lipoblastoma of a 23‐month‐old boy. A preoperative fine‐needle aspiration… 
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