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Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face with hyperplastic mandibular, maxillary and pterygoid bones: case report and a review of literature

Authors Asafu Adjaye Frimpong G, Aboagye E, Amamoo M, Obiri-Yeboah S, Tettey Olesu J

Received 9 May 2018

Accepted for publication 10 July 2018

Published 18 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 233—238

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S172735

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


George Asafu Adjaye Frimpong,1,2 Evans Aboagye,2,3 Mansa Amamoo,4 Solomon Obiri-Yeboah,5 Jonathan Tettey Olesu6

1Department of Radiology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 2Spectra Health Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Kumasi, Ghana; 3Department of Molecular Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 4Department of Radiology, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana; 5Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Dental School, Kumasi, Ghana; 6Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Abstract: Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CILF) is a rare lipomatous lesion, commonly seen in childhood, and it is characterized by collections of mature, unencapsulated adipose tissues that infiltrate facial soft and hard tissues. The lesion is seen as an overgrowth of bone and soft tissue and is generally present clinically as slow-growing painless masses. In this case report, we described one case of CILF, which is one of the first cases reported in Ghana and Africa as a whole, along with a literature review on the diagnosis and current treatment strategies.

Keywords: congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of face, facial asymmetry analysis, hemifacial hyperplasia, macrodontism

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