CONGENITAL INFILTRATING LIPOMATOSIS OF THE FACE – AN UNUSUAL CASE OF FACIAL ASYMMETRY
A young female patient was referred to the department of Radiology for CECT scan. The patient had marked facial asymmetry along with a soft, painless swelling over the right side of the face progressively increasing in size. The unilateral macroglossia and diffuse swelling on right side of the face showed fatty infiltration on CT imaging. These features are classical of Congenital Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis. The disease is sporadic in nature. Adipose tissue is embryologically derived from the neural crest, as are the membranous bones (orbits, mandibles, zygomatic bones) The infiltration appears inhomogeneous, with a feathery appearance diffusely infiltrating, non-encapsulated lesion of fat attenuation. Our case showed involvement of the right zygoma and orbit.
Infiltrating Facial Lipomatosis, Facial Asymmetry, Macroglossia, Case Report.