A Cheek Mass in a 5-Year-Old Child

Claire Abijay, Stanton Miller, Timothy Booth, Ron B. Mitchell, Christopher Liu

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Objectives: To describe the management of a 5-year old female with a painless, mobile cheek mass. Methods: A retrospective chart review of presentation, imaging, pathology and management. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging showed a heterogenous mass with solid and lipomatous components. The mass was a lipoblastoma on histopathology and was excised completely with no evidence of recurrence. Conclusions: The diagnosis and management of a cheek mass in a child is challenging. Imaging is important but not diagnostic. Surgical excision is the primary management of a lipoblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • cheek mass
  • child
  • lipoblastoma
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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