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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 582876, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/582876
Case Report

Lipoblastoma and Lipoblastomatosis of the Lower Leg

1Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jalan Diponegoro No. 71, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia
2Department of Radiology, Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jalan Diponegoro No. 71, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jalan Salemba Raya No. 6, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia
4Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Gatot Soebroto Central Army Hospital, Jalan Abdul Rahman Saleh No. 24, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10410, Indonesia

Received 16 July 2014; Accepted 31 August 2014; Published 15 September 2014

Academic Editor: Hiroshi Hatano

Copyright © 2014 Achmad Fauzi Kamal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lipoblastoma is a benign lesion of immature fat cells that is found almost exclusively in pediatric population. This tumor is a rare tumor that occurs in infancy and early childhood, accounting for less than 1% of all childhood neoplasm. It is more common in male than in female and often presents as an asymptomatic, rapidly enlarging, soft lobular mass on the extremity. Although benign, it gives great difficulty in its management, due to its extensions into different facial planes, especially in lipoblastomatosis. Thus, complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice.