HomePhilippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeryvol. 26 no. 1 (2011)

Lipofibromatosis: An Unusual Head and Neck Mass in the Paediatric Age Group

Yogender Singh Kadian | Kamal Nain Rattan | Shalini Aggarwal | Shilpi Modi | Rajnish Kalra



Objective: To describe a rare case of lipofibromatosis presenting as a head and neck mass in a 6-year-old child.
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary Public General Hospital
Patient: One
Result: A six-year-old male child admitted with a large right head and neck region mass underwent complete excision of a possible soft tissue neoplasm following investigations which included Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography. Histopathological examination yielded lipofibromatosis, a very rare lesion with a distinctive fibrofatty pattern. The patient was well with no recurrence after three months of follow up.
Conclusion: Although lipofibromatosis is a rare lesion in children and has a predilection for distal extremities, it may also present as a mass in the head and neck area. Complete surgical excision is feasible and is the only treatment option available for this rare lesion