Pancreatic lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer


The patient came complaining of right lower abdominal pain (incidental finding)

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Well defined fat density mass lesion occupying most of the pancreatic head and uncinate process with no perceptible enhancement, calcification or fat stranding,

The appendix is fluid-filled and distended surrounded by fat stranding and free fluid, in keeping with acute appendicitis (on the coronal images).

Case Discussion

Pancreatic lipoma are mostly asymptomatic and incidentally found as in our case.

Appendicitis was the definitive diagnosis as the radiological findings and the clinical suspicion was pointing to appendicitis.

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Case information

rID: 70522
Published: 25th Aug 2019
Last edited: 4th Sep 2019
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