Lipoblastoma - inguinal canal

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left inguinal lump for the last few weeks. Clinical examination revealed a non-reducible lump.

Patient Data

Age: 5 months
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined, homogeneously echogenic lesion in the left inguinal canal; measuring about 40 x 23 x 20 mm. There is no internal calcification/cystic changes/vascularity. The lesion shows lobulation and mild compressibility. There is no inguinal hernia. Both testes are normal in location, size, and echopattern.

Case Discussion

An infant presented with a left inguinal canal lump for the last few weeks. Ultrasound features suggested the inguinal canal lipoma

Surgical exploration revealed a lipoma in the inguinal canal. Later, histopathology revealed the lesion being a lipoblastoma. It is a rare benign tumor that can recur even after complete excision1.

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Case information

rID: 87520
Published: 20th Mar 2021
Last edited: 20th Mar 2021
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