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Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face

Authors:

Rushani Thilanga Samarakoon ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka. PGIM University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Radiology

Senior registrar Radiology

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Thamara Rajapakse

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Congenital Infiltrating lipomatosis of the face is a rare entity, characterized by diffuse infiltration of local tissues of face by mature non-encapsulated adipose tissue and skeletal hypertrophy resulting unilateral facial deformity. Its etiology is unknown and presents at birth or in early childhood. Infiltrating lipomatosis common in the extremities and the trunk and is rarely affects the face and neck Due to infiltrating nature, complete surgical excision is impossible. Herein we report a case of Congenital Infiltrating lipomatosis of the face in a 28 year old male patient. He presented with recurrent right side facial swelling since six years of age and had undergone surgical excisions several occasions. Diagnosis was confirmed by typical imaging findings.

Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2015; 2:E16:1-4

Keywords: Lipomatosis 
How to Cite: Samarakoon, R.T. & Rajapakse, T., (2015). Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 2, pp.E16:1–E16:4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8068
Published on 27 Jul 2015.
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