Giant mesenteric lipoma caused abdominal pain: Report of two cases
Fahri Halit Beşir 1 * , Mesut Gül, Erdem Koçak, Kemal Karakaya, Hüseyin Özdemir, Sadi Gündoğdu
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1 Düzce Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Bölümü, Düzce, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Mesenteric localization is rare in lipomas which are benign tumors of fat cells and they are generally asymptomatic. Herein, we aimed to report two cases with mesenteric lipoma presenting with abdominal pain and distention who were diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging features of lipomas are characteristic but not always specific. Pathological examination may be necessary to differentiate giant sized lipomas from malignant lesions, and imaging modalities provides great convenience for biopsy interventions. Surgical operation may be essential for symptomatic lipomas.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2011, 95-97

Publication date: 11 Mar 2011

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