Giant mesenteric lipoma


Ilhan H., Tokar B., Isiksoy S., Koku N., Pasaoglu O.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.34, no.4, pp.639-640, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(99)90094-5
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.639-640
  • Keywords: lipoma, mesenteric tumor, LIPOBLASTOMA
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Mesenteric lipoma is a rare benign tumor of mature fat cells. Asymptomatic abdominal mass, progressive abdominal distension, and intraperitoneal radiolucent fat density mass on computed tomography are the main diagnostic criteria. Main differential diagnosis is lipoblastoma or lipoblastomosis. Treatment is surgical excision. As an unusual case, a 3-year old boy with a giant mesenteric lipoma is presented in this report. Copyright (C) 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.