Anterior abdominal wall intermuscular lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


This patient complains of slowly growing asymptomatic mass in the anterior abdominal wall.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

There is an elliptical shaped hypodense ( HU is - 110)  homogenous well-circumscribed mass located between the right internal oblique and transverse abdominous muscles, most probably intermuscular lipoma.

Case Discussion

Lipoma is a common mesenchymal benign tumor, mostly located in subcutaneous tissues. Intra and intermuscular lipomas are less common the former type. Lipoma usually grows by expansion and enclosure of other structures rather than infiltration.

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Case information

rID: 52680
Published: 17th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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