Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Mimicking a Malignant Mass Associated with the Left Internal Oblique and the Sartorius Muscles in a 3 Months Old Boy: Differential Diagnosis


Sigirci A. , Karaman A., Bassullu N., Celik T.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.29, ss.1339-1341, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1339-1341

Özet

Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare, self-limited and benign disorder that develops after birth. A 3-month-old-boy presented with a semi-mobile mass under the skin without erythema on the left inguinal area. Ultrasound (US) revealed a mass within the subcutaneous fat layer over the left internal oblique and the sartorius muscles with heterogenous echogenicity. Computed tomograpy (CT) showed that the mass had a smooth border with partially spicular extensions to the subcutaneous fat. The presumptive diagnosis was rhabdomyosarcoma. Surgical exploration and excision biopsy were performed. The pathological examination revealed SCFN.