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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 2073-9990
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2014, pp. 127-130
Bioline Code: js14045
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2014, pp. 127-130

 en Mediastinal Lipoblastoma: A Case Report and Review of literature
Tadesse, A. & Philipos, K.


Lipoblastomas are rare benign tumors that occurs in infancy and early childhood, accounting to less than 1% of all childhood neoplasms. These neoplasms have excellent prognosis for full recovery, they don’t metastasize and are non-aggressive. They arise from the fetal-embryonal fat, lipoblasts1. Lipoblastomas occur most frequently in male children. About 70% of them arise in the limbs but they are also known to occur in the trunk (usually retroperitoneum), head or neck. Primary tumors located in the mediastinum and chest wall are rare3 with 20 cases of Mediastinal lipoblastoma reported in English literature to date. We report a rare case of Mediastinal lipoblastoma in a 15 months old male child with the operative findings and subsequent outcome.

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