Cervical lipoblastomatosis with intraspinal extension and transformation to mature fat in a child

Childs Nerv Syst. 1987;3(5):304-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00271830.


Lipoblastomas are benign tumors of embryonic fat that occur in the pediatric population and may be infiltrating. We report the case of a mature intraspinal cervical lipoma in a 4-year-old girl who had undergone partial resection of a cervical lipoblastoma in infancy. The histology, differential diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of lipoblastoma are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / pathology
  • Cervical Vertebrae*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Lipoma / pathology*
  • Lipoma / surgery
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery