Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 305-307

Lipoblastoma: A rare benign, pediatric soft tissue tumor

Department of Pathology, SRL Diagnostics - KCDC, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Anitha B Chalageri
Consultant Pathologist, SRL Diagnostics - KCDC, L 25/2A, Irwin Road, Mysore - 570 001, Karnataka
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Source of Support: Management and Staff, SRL Diagnostics KCDC, Mysore., Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.114660

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We report a case of Lipoblastoma in a 4-year-old boy along with a brief review of literature. Lipoblastomas are rare benign tumors that arise from embryonic white fat. These lesions exhibit a wide range of cellular differentiation and maturation. A range of differentiation from unvacuolated spindle cells within the myxoid matrix to increasingly larger and more vacuolated cells to the mature adipocyte, can be noted at high power. These lesions are typically asymptomatic and most cases are diagnosed within the first decade of life. This case report tries to describe the importance of differentiating Lipoblastoma from myxoid Liposarcoma. Lipoblastomas when followed, gradually mature, with the disappearance of the spindle and myxoid elements.

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