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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 5, Issue 2, 2012 pp 71-73

Case Report

Giant Retroperitoneal Lipoma: a Case Report and Review


Jaykar R.D.1, Kasabe P.2, Bhushan C.3, Kamble P.H.4

{1 Associate professor, 2 Assistant professor, 3Senior Resident} Dept. of Surgery, Dr. V.M.GMC, Solapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

4Assistant Professor, B. J. Medical Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Retroperitoneal lipomas have remained the essentially rare tumors seen in clinical practice. There are very few reported cases in surgical literature worldwide.Case: The authors report a case of giant retroperitoneal lipoma in a 35-year-old female, with a history of pain and abdominal distension. Abdominal ultrasonography and CT scan of abdomen showed a large mass located in the retroperitoneal space. Laparotomy showed a large encapsulated tumor measuring 40 x 30 x 10 cm and weighing 8kg. The histological study revealed a benign neoplasm of fatty cells. The patient had a good postoperative performance status. Conclusion: Lipomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a solid tumor in the retroperitoneal space and treatment of retroperitoneal lipomas is eminently surgical.