Intrathoracic lipoblastoma presenting with severe respiratory distress

Joseph Motshedi Sekgololo*, Risenga Frank Chauke, Peter Shere Ramoroko, Khondker Mofazzal Hossain

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Lipoblastoma is a rare benign tumour which originates from an adipose tissue. In this study we report the case of a three year old boy who presented with a large intrathoracic tumour occupying the whole of the left hemithorax. He presented in severe respiratory distress. A chest X-ray showed total opacity of the left hemithorax, and CT-scan showed a low attenuation mass inkeeping with fat in the left hemithorax. A complete resection of a tumour was undertaken, with histopathology report confirming the diagnosis of lipoblastoma. The relevant literature review was done. At three and six months follow up, there was no recurrent tumour on imaging and the child had started thriving well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • Intrathoracic tomour
  • Lipoblastoma
  • Lipoblastomatosis


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