A rare case of diffuse lipomatosis located at the head of a child

A. Faga, M. Carminati, L. Valdatta, G. Borroni

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The AA. present a rare case of > on the head of a child, who early after birth had quickly developed gross asymmetry of the face; it consisted in the hypertrophy of the right side, involving malar, maxillary and palatal bones, upper teeth and soft tissue of the cheeck and upper lip. An X-ray and CAT-scan follow up revealed bone hypertrophy without abnormalities of bone structures. Microscopically, adipose tissue was ectopically present both in dermis and in muscles, but contrarily to intramuscular lipoma, single muscle fibers were spared and failed to show typical entrapping. No lipoblastic activity was detectable and there was no evidence of cellular pleomorphism. A diagnosis of >, and exceedingly rare, poorly demarcated proliferation of mature adipose tisse, was made. Treatment to data has been restricted to the reduction of the soft tissues with reasonable results. A maxillofacial procedure is mandatory to restore facial symmetry but, owing to the unique anatomical site of this condition, we feel uncertain about the timing, since a major requirement is to avoid recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalRivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Lipomatosis
Oral Surgical Procedures
Head
Hyperostosis
Muscles
X Ray Computed Tomography
Lipoma
Maxilla
Dermis
Lip
Hypertrophy
Adipose Tissue
Tooth
Parturition
Bone and Bones
Recurrence
Therapeutics

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A rare case of diffuse lipomatosis located at the head of a child. / Faga, A.; Carminati, M.; Valdatta, L.; Borroni, G.

In: Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1989, p. 183-188.

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Faga, A, Carminati, M, Valdatta, L & Borroni, G 1989, 'A rare case of diffuse lipomatosis located at the head of a child', Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 183-188.
Faga, A. ; Carminati, M. ; Valdatta, L. ; Borroni, G. / A rare case of diffuse lipomatosis located at the head of a child. In: Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica. 1989 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 183-188.
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