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Soft Tissue Tumors

Adipose tissue

Lumbosacral lipoma


Reviewer: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 4 November 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Diffuse overgrowth of mature fat overlying lumbosacral spine

Terminology
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● Not a WHO diagnosis

Epidemiology
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● Infants and children (incidence of 4-8 per 100K population), peaks at ages 0-2 and 7-8 years
● Associated with spina bifida or laminar defect
● Usually connected to spinal cord or cauda equina through defect

Case reports
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● Child born at 37 weeks (Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 2009;49:487)

Micro description
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● May contain numerous vessels or smooth muscle cells

Additional references
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Childs Nerv Syst 2002;18(:326, Pediatr Neurosurg 2001;34:124

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