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

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Özkul E., Elçi S., Elçi M., Alemdar C.

Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, vol.87, no.1, pp.197-200, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.52628/87.1.25
  • Journal Name: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-200
  • Keywords: Child, Lipoma, Surgery
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


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.