Giant lipoma of the anterior abdominal wall masquerading as ventral hernia: A clinical diagnostic dilemma!

Rodrigues, Gabriel and Tejaswy, Kapil and Sundar, Geeta (2016) Giant lipoma of the anterior abdominal wall masquerading as ventral hernia: A clinical diagnostic dilemma! Surgical Chronicles, 21 (3). pp. 151-153. ISSN 1108-5002

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Abstract

Lipoma, the so called ‘ubiquitous tumour’ can occur anywhere in the human body. It is usually asymptomatic and rarely grows to enormous size. The anterior abdominal wall is one of the common sites for its occurrence and when ‘large’ mimics other surgical conditions causing a diagnostic dilemma. We present a 56-year-old lady who came with a large swelling in the lower abdomen clini-cally mimicking an irreducible ventral hernia. Investigations revealed it to be a soft tissue neoplasm. Excision was done and the final histopathology revealed it to be a ‘giant’ lipoma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lipoma; abdominal wall; hernia; surgery; tumour.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 07:13
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 07:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153007

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