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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_37»
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Unusual case of recurrent thigh
lump in a girl: a case report
Lipofibromatosis is a rare
fibro-fatty tumour with a predilection to involve distal extremities. It has
only recently been described as a distinctive clinicopathologic entity, and
subsequently only a few cases have been published in the literature. To address
the clinicopathologic significance of this rare entity, we here describe a case
of lipofibromatosis occurring on the left thigh of a Sri Lankan girl who
developed a recurrence following excision.
A 15-year-old previously healthy
girl of Sri Lankan ethnicity presented with a painless progressively enlarging
mass in her left thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging of her thigh lump, revealed
a septated mass arising from subcutaneous tissue of anterolateral and medial
aspects of her thigh. Histological assessment revealed evidence of
lipofibromatosis, and the lesion was excised followed by split-skin grafting.
She presented again with a local recurrence at the same site.
Adequate surgical excision leads
to complete cure of this benign lesion, but recurrences are common following
incomplete excision. Therefore awareness among clinicians of this rare entity
is vital in offering the best possible care to the patients.
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