Diffuse intrabdominal lipomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


Bilateral inguino-scrotal hernia past 2 years. Abdominal distension past 6 months

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

The bowel loops are arranged peripherally no central gas shadow is seen. 

On CT the bowel loops are seen peripherally (superiorly and laterally) in the abdominal cavity.

Large lobulated area of average HU -104 (fat) is seen filling the abdominal and pelvic cavity, displacing the abdominal organs.

Bilateral inguino-scrotal hernias are noted.


Abdominal and cavity is filled with echogenic and septated amorphous mass which is displacing the abdominal organs.

Case Discussion

Intraperitoneal lipomatosis uncommon and is presumably related to mediastinal lipomatosis or retroperitoneal and pelvic lipomatosis

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Case information

rID: 24994
Published: 8th Oct 2020
Last edited: 8th Oct 2020
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