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Large paravaginal pelvic lipoma. A case report.
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PMID:  10442330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pelvic lipoma is an extremely rare problem. Current imaging techniques are very helpful in diagnosis and assessment. CASE: A 36-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 3, presented with pelvic pressure and a bulging perineum on the left side. Pelvic examination revealed an 8 x 10-cm, soft mass filling the left hemipelvis. Pelvic ultrasound and computed tomography delineated the mass and suggested a fatty tumor without invasion of surrounding structures. Via laparotomy, a 400-g lipoma was removed from the left paravaginal/ paravesical/pararectal space. The patient had an uneventful recovery. CONCLUSION: Pelvic lipoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a soft, solid tumor filling the lateral pelvis. Ultrasonography and computed tomography are very helpful in assessing the nature of the mass. Removal can be done with a transperineal approach.
W B Hull; M L Blumenfeld; D Jacques
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lipoma / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Pelvic Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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