Cervical Intraspinal Lipoblastoma in the Cervical Spinal Canal: A Case Report

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JPK Chan, KW Shek, KS Tse

Hong Kong J Radiol 2019;22:64-6


Lipoblastoma is a rare benign soft tissue tumour that presents in early childhood. It is an encapsulated tumour arising from embryonic white fat. Lipoblastoma is composed of an admixture of mature and immature adipocytes,and usually has a myxoid appearance with fine vascular network. Although benign, lipoblastoma has a tendency to recur, and complete excision with follow-up is essential. Lipoblastoma usually presents as a painless enlarging mass in the extremities and trunk. We herein present a case of lipoblastoma in a rare location—within the cervical spinal canal.


Author affiliation(s):
JPK Chan, KW Shek, KS Tse: Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Jordan, Hong Kong