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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 134646, 3 pages
Case Report

Congenital Infiltrating Lipomatosis of the Face: A Case Report

Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore 570 015, Karnataka, India

Received 15 December 2011; Accepted 27 January 2012

Academic Editors: A. S. Batra, G. V. Massey, W. J. van Ouwerkerk, and W. P. Whitehouse

Copyright © 2012 Asha Mahadevappa 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.


Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face is a rare lesion that comprises a subgroup of lipomatous tumor-like lesions of infancy and childhood. It is characterized by (1) no encapsulation, (2) diffuse infiltration of mature adipose tissue over normal muscle fiber and surrounding structures of face, (3) osseous hyperplasia of subjacent bone, and (4) a high recurrence rate. We report a case of a nine-month-old infant who presented with swelling over right face since birth. Early diagnosis of this lesion provides better surgical approach to control the infiltrative nature of its growth with recurrence and aesthetic appearance.