Case for Diagnosis
ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
A case of pelvic lipomatosis is diagnosed. To data, only 19 cases have been reported in the literature and it appears to be almost exclusively a disease of the middle-aged male. It is found in both Caucasians and Negroes but no cases have been described in other races to date. It is a slowly progressive overgrowth of pelvic fat with gradual compression of the pelvic organs, some of which are lifted out of the pelvis. As of this writing, treatment is rather ineffective, and because of the limited number of cases and limited follow-up time, no conclusions can be drawn as to the eventual outcome.
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