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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190-196

Congenital diffuse infiltrating facial lipomatosis

Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, India

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S M Balaji
Consultant Craniofacial Surgeon and Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.101363

PMID: 23483013

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Congenital diffuse infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CDIL-F) is a rare pathological entity belonging to the subgroup of lipomatous tumors. Till date only a handful of cases has been documented and known to occur exclusively in infancy. On microscopical examination, it is characterized by diffuse infiltration of mature adipose tissue over normal muscle fibers, rapid growth, associated osseous hyperplasia, and a high recurrence rate after surgical intervention. An attempt has been made to identify and characterize all the 49 documented cases of CDIL-F in literature along with describing a report of a male child with CDIL-F. Follow-up of 8 years has been documented. The pathogenesis and spectrum of treatment modality are discussed with identified clinical features.

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