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Lipoma of the pancreas

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding in tomography of the abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen (selected images)

A small, well-circumscribed, homogeneous, mature adipose mass on pancreatic head. 

Case Discussion

lipoma is a benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes, and is the most common soft tissue tumor seen is approximately 2% of the population.

Lipomas are rarely encountered in the pancreas. They often are diagnosed coincidentally as small, well-circumscribed, encapsulated, homogeneous, mature adipose masses on imaging studies 1

Imaging follow-up strategy or histopathologic confirmation is not necessary in asymptomatic patients 1.

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Case information

rID: 18656
Published: 17th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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