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Vol 44, No 4 (2010)
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Spindle cell lipoma of the orbit: a case report of an unusual orbital pathology

Simone Ulivieri, Giuseppe Oliveri, Paolo Alfonso Motolese, Mario Fruschelli, Edoardo Motolese, Felice Menicacci, Paolo Galluzzi, Matteo Bellini, Antonio Giorgio, Paolo Toti, Luigi Pirtoli
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60303-0
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(4):419-423.

open access

Vol 44, No 4 (2010)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2009-11-24

Abstract

Spindle cell lipoma is a rare and distinct variant of soft tissue tumour characterised by spindle cells in which the fat content may be scarce or absent. Most spindle cell lipomas arise as a subcutaneous mass of the neck, shoulders or back. Rarely, they can also be found in unusual sites, such as the oral cavity, larynx, bronchus, breast, and extremities. Localisation of spindle cell lipoma in the orbit has been described in a few cases. We report here on a case of an orbital mass surgically excised in an adult male and discuss the differential diagnosis with other soft tissue tumours with a lipomatous component, such as lipomatous haemangiopericytoma, a rare variant of haemangiopericytoma.

Abstract

Spindle cell lipoma is a rare and distinct variant of soft tissue tumour characterised by spindle cells in which the fat content may be scarce or absent. Most spindle cell lipomas arise as a subcutaneous mass of the neck, shoulders or back. Rarely, they can also be found in unusual sites, such as the oral cavity, larynx, bronchus, breast, and extremities. Localisation of spindle cell lipoma in the orbit has been described in a few cases. We report here on a case of an orbital mass surgically excised in an adult male and discuss the differential diagnosis with other soft tissue tumours with a lipomatous component, such as lipomatous haemangiopericytoma, a rare variant of haemangiopericytoma.

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Keywords

spindle cell lipoma, orbit, surgery

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Title

Spindle cell lipoma of the orbit: a case report of an unusual orbital pathology

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 44, No 4 (2010)

Pages

419-423

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60303-0

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(4):419-423.

Keywords

spindle cell lipoma
orbit
surgery

Authors

Simone Ulivieri
Giuseppe Oliveri
Paolo Alfonso Motolese
Mario Fruschelli
Edoardo Motolese
Felice Menicacci
Paolo Galluzzi
Matteo Bellini
Antonio Giorgio
Paolo Toti
Luigi Pirtoli

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