Deep forehead lipomas in children—A series and review

Carol Hlela*, Anthony J. Mancini

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Deep forehead lipomas are rare in children and may be confused with other more concerning soft tissue masses. We describe four children with deep forehead lipomas, diagnosed between 2 months and 1 year of age, three of them congenital. Notable findings included association with intracranial lipoma and seizures in one patient and the development of marked alopecia overlying the lipoma in another. While deep forehead lipomas may become less visible over time, alopecia and non-syndromic extracutaneous involvement may be important associations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-523
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • children
  • deep forehead lipoma
  • lipoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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