Pancreatic Lipoma: A Pancreatic Incidentaloma Diagnosis with Computed Tomography
  • Amina Beddi
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Aicha Merzem
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Meryem Harmak
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hasna Belgadir
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Omar Amriss
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Nadia Moussali
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Naima El Benna
    Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

Keywords

Pancreatic, lipoma, imaging

Abstract

Lipoma of the pancreas is a rare benign tumour which is usually discovered incidentally on imaging. We present a case of an incidentally discovered pancreatic lipoma in a 79-year-old man with non-metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma who was referred to radiology for follow-up imaging. Fat-containing tumours originating from the pancreas are very rare. Most lipomas show characteristic features on imaging that allow their differentiation.

We present the imaging features of a pancreatic lipoma on ultrasound, CT and MRI, discuss the differential diagnosis, and provide a brief review of the literature.

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    Published: 2021-03-23
    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 3 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Beddi A, Merzem A, Harmak M, Belgadir H, Amriss O, Moussali N, El Benna N. Pancreatic Lipoma: A Pancreatic Incidentaloma Diagnosis with Computed Tomography. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002252.

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