Giant retroperitoneal lipoma

Authors

  • P Kansakar Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • B Ghimire Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • A Rajbhandary Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • HK C Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • YP Singh Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • P Vaidya Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Keywords:

Lipoma, retroperitoneal mass, displaced kidney

Abstract

Case report: This is a case report of a retroperitoneal lipoma.The patient was admitted with complaints of abdominal distention and early satiety. Contrast enhanced CT scan of abdomen showed a large mass of fat density arising from the retroperitoneum measuring 30 x 25 x 20cm displacing the left kidney towards the midline and anteriorly. Fat plane was maintained with surrounding structures. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and the lipoma was excised. The lesion measured 30 x 20 cm and weighed 5.1 kgs. Since the left kidney was displaced anteriorly and towards the midline, nephropexy was performed. Histopathology revealed benign lipoma. Post operative period was uneventful.

Key words: Lipoma, retroperitoneal mass, displaced kidney.  

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Kansakar, P., Ghimire, B., Rajbhandary, A., C, H., Singh, Y., & Vaidya, P. (2008). Giant retroperitoneal lipoma. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 29(3), 56–58. Retrieved from https://nepjol.info/index.php/JIOM/article/view/1199

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Case Reports