Big and deep seated lipomatous tumours in children : results of surgical treatment


lipoma ; child ; surgery

Published online: Sep 14 2021

Emin Özkul, Serhat Elçi, Muhsin Elçi, Celil Alemdar

From the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey.


The objective of the study is aimed to evaluate results of our pediatric patients with big and deep-seated lipomatous tumors

Results of 32 children who underwent resection for 5 cm or larger and deep-seated lipomas were evaluated.

The mean age of the patients was 9.1 years (range, 0-16 ; 11 female/21 male), and median follow-up period was 3.21 years (range, 1-10 years). The median size of the excised tumour was 11 cm (range, 6-28 cm) in maximal dimension.

Big lipomas in children can be treated with marginal resection procedures without biopsy with lower complication and local recurrence ratio compared to adult patients with similar tumours in similar size and location.