Mesenteric lipoblastoma: a rare location in children

Academic Article


  • Lipoblastoma is a rare childhood tumor composed of embryonic fat. It is benign and most often presents in children younger than 3 years. These tumors primarily present as a rapidly enlarging mass in the extremities or trunk with abdominal lipoblastomas comprising less than 10% of all reported cases. Abdominal lipoblastomas are most commonly found in the retroperitoneum with less than 15 reported cases arising in the mesentery. We report the unusual presentation of a lipoblastoma arising in the mesentery of a 3-year-old boy. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Cudnik R; Efron PA; Chen MK; Reith JD; Beierle EA
  • Start Page

  • e5
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 12