Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 555–558

Lipofibromatosis: report of a rare paediatric soft tissue tumour


  • A. N. Deepti
    • Department of General PathologyChristian Medical College
    • Department of OrthopaedicsChristian Medical College
  • Noel Malcolm Walter
    • Department of General PathologyChristian Medical College
  • Rekha Aley Cherian
    • Department of RadioDiagnosisChristian Medical College
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-008-0458-z

Cite this article as:
Deepti, A.N., Madhuri, V., Walter, N.M. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2008) 37: 555. doi:10.1007/s00256-008-0458-z


The clinical, radiological and pathological features of a case of lipofibromatosis, a rare paediatric soft tissue neoplasm, are described. The tumour involved the foot of a male infant and was present at birth. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a lipomatous mass, with splaying of muscles of the sole by lobules of fat. Histopathological examination revealed typical findings of an admixture of mature adipose tissue and fibroblastic elements. The radiological and pathological features helpful in differentiating this entity from other fibro-fatty paediatric soft tissue tumours is discussed, and the relevant literature is briefly reviewed.


Infant Foot Lipofibromatosis MRI Fibroblast

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