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A Case of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Of the Newborn

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(3):405-409.
Published online March 15, 1994.
A Case of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Of the Newborn
Hong Shin Jeon1, Myung Ik Lee1, Don Hee Ahn1, Hee Jun Yoo2
1Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Dermatology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
신생아 피하 지방 괴사 1례
전홍신1, 이명익1, 안돈희1, 유희준2
1국립의료원 소아과
2국립의료원 피부과
A 7 day old female baby suffered from perinatal asphyxia and trauma at birth. Subsequently, she had a violeceous subcutaneous plaque on back. The clinical setting, the skin manifestation and the histologic findings of the lesion were diagnostic of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn. Histologic findings revealed fat necrosis with infiltration of inflammatory cells, foreign body giant cells and several fat cells contain needle shaped cleft in a radial arrangement. Four weeks later, the skin lesion was healed spontaneously.
Key Words: Subcutaneous fat necrosis, Needle shaped cleft

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