Renal Replacement Lipomatosis: Multidetector-Row Computed Tomography Findings in One Case

Calisir, C.; Can, C.; Kebapci, M.
February 2007
Acta Radiologica;Feb2007, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p242
Academic Journal
Replacement lipomatosis of the kidney is the result of severe atrophy of the renal parenchyma often caused by chronic calculus disease with secondary marked benign proliferation of fibrofatty tissue replacing atrophied renal parenchyma. Different radiological modalities have been used to illustrate this entity, with magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram, and computed tomography (CT) used most frequently. We report multidedector CT (MDCT) findings of replacement lipomatosis in a 50-year-old woman. We think that it accurately provides a complete one-step diagnostic workup and appropriate pre-surgical planning for patients for whom there is a suspicion of replacement lipomatosis.


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