Diffuse abdominal lipomatosis

Dept. of Endocrinology, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 07/2003; 51:621-2.
Source: PubMed


We report a 22-year male who developed progressive distension of abdomen, clinically diagnosed as ascites. A diagnosis of abdominal lipomatosis was made on the basis of CT evidence of excessive fatty tissue in abdominal cavity which was confirmed on laparotomy.

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