RETROPERITONEAL LIPOMA IN PEDIATRIC PATIENT-A CASE REPORT AND DISCUSSION OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Thant Htet Htet Zaw, *Wen Zhang, Heyun Gao, Geng Li, Shanzhen Yu, Yunkai Guo, Hu Tao, Guowei Du and Yifan Liu
Lipomas are rare in the abdomen of pediatric patients and the treatment approach depends on several factors, including the size and location of the tumor, the patient's age and health, and any symptoms.[1,2] We present a case report of a 8-year-old female with an asystomatic abdominal pain and retroperitoneal mass found 3 days ago. She was smaller for her age and looked malnutrient. After the physical examination and required radio imaging technique examinations(Ultrasound, CT etc;), the huge mass in right peritoneum was found and considered to be lipogenic tumor or lipoblastoma but liposarcoma can not be excluded as well. Hence, surgical removal was deemed necessary. The patient underwent a successful surgical excision under general anesthesia, and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of a benign lipoma. The patient experienced mild pain at the incision site but was able to return to normal activities within a week of surgery. Surgical removal of abdominal lipomas in pediatric patients is a safe and effective treatment option, with a low risk of complications. Close follow-up and monitoring are necessary to ensure complete resolution and prevent recurrence.
Keywords: Retroperitoneal; Pediatric; Lipoma; Tumor; Growth.
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