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J Med Case Rep. 2010 Apr 27;4:119. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-119.

Benign mesenteric lipodystrophy presenting as low abdominal pain: a case report.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6BB, UK. phillip.burgess@gwh.nhs.uk.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Benign mesenteric lipodystrophy is rare and often presents in a non-specific fashion. Imaging findings may mimic a range of malignant conditions, particularly malignant ovarian disease in women.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We present the case of a 61-year-old Caucasian woman who was referred to the gynaecology service at our institution and was thought to have ovarian malignancy, and required a laparotomy. However, histopathological analysis unexpectedly revealed benign mesenteric lipodystrophy.

CONCLUSION:

Benign mesenteric lipodystrophy may mimic a range of conditions, particularly malignancy.

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PMC2871269
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