This case report describes a lipoma located in the pre-mamillary area that appeared in a 5-year-old child. The first symptom was very deep, transient hypothermia. Laboratory exams were normal. Diagnosis of a lipoma situated in the hypothalamic-mamillary area was made by brain MRI. The lipoma showed no signs of growth and hypothermia disappeared over the following 2 years. It is an unusual case of the body adapting to a new anatomic situation.
- Hypothalamic-mamillary area
- Pediatric age
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health