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Diagnosing paediatric mediastinal lipoblastoma using ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle biopsy

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  • A.S.C. Ching
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • S.F. Lee
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Y.L. Chan
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
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      Abstract

      Lipoblastoma is a rare tumor of embryonal fat occurring predominantly in the first three years of life. This benign tumor has potentials to local invasion and rapid growth. We reported a rare case of mediastinal lipoblastoma. The computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) features, and the roles of percutaneous transthoracic US-guided needle biopsy, are discussed.

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