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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014, Article ID 478252, 4 pages
Case Report

Mesenteric Lipoblastoma and Cervical Lipoblastomatosis: Ultrasound, Elastosonography, and Computed Tomography Findings in Two Children

1Institute of Radiology, Second University of Naples (SUN), Piazza Miraglia 2, 80138 Naples, Italy
2Department of Radiology, Santobono-Pausilipon-Annunziata Children’s Hospital, 8012 Naples, Italy
3Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples, Primo Policlinico, Piazza Miraglia 2, 80138 Napoli, Italy

Received 11 January 2014; Accepted 25 February 2014; Published 27 March 2014

Academic Editors: E. Kocakoc and A. Vade

Copyright © 2014 Raffaella Capasso 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.


Lipoblastomas are benign tumors of the embryonic lipoid cells mainly occurring in infancy and early childhood. They are clinicopathologically distinguished in two forms: the well-circumscribed and localized type and the diffuse, irregularly confined type with infiltrative growth pattern, also called lipoblastomatosis. We report two pediatric cases of a mesentery localized and cervical diffuse lipoblastomas investigated both with ultrasound and computed tomography examinations.