Pediatric hypothalamic lipoma with hypothermia - Case report

Pasquale Di Pietro, Carla Debbia, Maria Paola Fondelli

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalBrain and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


  • Hypothalamic-mamillary area
  • Hypothermia
  • Lipoma
  • Pediatric age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology


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