Fine-Needle Aspiration as a Method of Diagnosis of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn

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Abstract

A 5-day-old boy presented with cellulitis-like, fluctuant lesions since birth. Clinically, subcutaneous fat necrosis was suspected, but an infective lesion could not be excluded. By performing a fine-needle aspiration biopsy, a diagnosis was established within minutes.

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