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J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec;43(12):e5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.08.019.

Mesenteric lipoblastoma: a rare location in children.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.

Abstract

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.

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