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Mesenteric lipoblastomatosis: an uncommon fat-containing childhood tumour diagnosed on imaging
  1. Richa Yadav,
  2. Devasenathipathy Kandasamy,
  3. Sandeep Agarwal and
  4. Shivanand Gamanagatti,
  1. Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richa Yadav; shinericha{at}


Lipoblastomatosis of mesentery is an extremely rare benign fat-containing mesenchymal tumour in infants and young children. On imaging, it appears as a solid infiltrating mass interspersed with macroscopic fat. We describe the distinctive imaging features of a large mesenteric Lipoblastomatosis, corroborated with intraoperative and histopathological features. We hope the case report and short review about this rare entity will increase the diagnostic confidence of reading radiologists while formulating differentials for lesions of similar appearance in the paediatric age group.

  • Radiology (diagnostics)
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Radiology

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  • Contributors RY made the diagnosis and wrote the manuscript. DK and SG reviewed the manuscript. SA is the operating surgeon.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.