Fatty masses of the abdomen and pelvis and their complications

Monica R. Drylewicz, Meghan G. Lubner, Perry J. Pickhardt, Christine O. Menias, Vincent M. Mellnick

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There are numerous common and rare macroscopic fat-containing masses found in the abdomen and pelvis. These include benign masses, such as lipoleiomyoma, ovarian teratoma, mesenteric teratoma, and lipoma, as well as malignant masses, including liposarcoma and malignant transformation of benign entities. Any mass may become symptomatic due to the development of a complication which may range from ovarian torsion to intussusception to hemorrhage. Imaging plays a vital role in diagnosis and treatment planning when confronted with a symptomatic fat-containing mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1553
Number of pages19
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019


  • Fat-containing
  • Fatty
  • Lipoma
  • Teratoma


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