Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Letter to Editor Volume 2 Issue 9

Lipoblastoma of Tongue in a 6 Year Old Female Child: An Unusual Presentation

Manas Bajpai1*, Nilesh Pardhe2 and Pradkshana Vijay3

1Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, India
3Senior Resident, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dentistry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

*Corresponding Author: Manas Bajpai, Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, India.

Received: August 02, 2018; Published: August 28, 2018

Citation: Manas Bajpai., et al. “Lipoblastoma of Tongue in a 6 Year Old Female Child: An Unusual Presentation". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).

  Lipoblastomas are rare tumor of white fat, account for 30% of all adipocytic tumors of early infancy and childhood [1]. Lipoblastomas occur exclusively in children with the mean age of onset is 1 year [1-3]. The site of origin is most often in the limbs, followed by the trunk, the retroperitoneum, and the head and neck. Although an endosteal lipoblastoma of mandible has been reported in the literature, it has never been reported in intra-oral soft tissue [2]. A 6 year old girl presented to a private dental clinic for the evaluation of an asymptomatic swelling of tongue from 2 months. Family history and past medical history of the patient was not relevant to the present swelling. Intra - oral examination revealed a small, well circumscribed, painless, solitary swelling of the ventral surface of the tongue measuring about 2 × 2 cm. The color of the lesion was pink without showing any signs of ulceration and discharge (Figure 1a). On palpation the swelling was soft and fluctuant. An excisional biopsy was done under local anesthesia The soft tissue mass was preserved in 10% formalin and sent to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur (India) for histopathological evaluation. The follow up period of 1 year was uneventful without any recurrence. Histopathological examination of hematoxylin and eosin stained soft tissue section revealed a tumor mass comprised of lobules of fat cells separated by fibrous tissue septa The connective tissue stroma showed two different areas one area was immature, loose fibrillar and myxoid showed numerous spindle shaped cells and adipocytes (Figure 1b). Mature area showed numerous mature multivacuolated adipocytes in a myxoid stroma (Figure 1c) with focal collection of lipoblasts (Figure 1d). Based on histopathological features a final diagnosis of lipoblastoma was given.

Copyright: © 2018 Manas Bajpai., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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