Hibernoma of the neck: a rare cause of neck mass.

  title={Hibernoma of the neck: a rare cause of neck mass.},
  author={J Worsey and William F. Mcguirt and Ricardo L Carrau and Andrew B. Peitzman},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={15 2},
  • J Worsey, William F. Mcguirt, +1 author Andrew B. Peitzman
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  • (Editorial Comment: A hibernoma is an uncommon benign tumor. Its origin in brown fat may cause confusion with a lipoma.) Brown fat is found only in scattered foci in the adult human, commonest in the interscapular region, the mediastinum, and the neck. Tumors originating from these fat deposits are called hibernomas; approximately 100 are reported in the world literature with a small proportion occurring in the neck. A case of a hibernoma forming in the neck will be presented and the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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