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jsmc-10081


Case Report

RENAL LIPOMATOSIS


Hadeel Adnan Yasseen * and Aso Omer Rashed **


*   Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani.
** Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani.


Submitted: 24/1/2015; Accepted: 12/5/2015


ABSTRACT


Replacement lipomatosis is thought to be a spectrum of degenerative process. The mildest form is called renal sinus lipomatosis and is usually associated with obesity, atherosclerosis or use of exogenous steroids and it has no clinical significance, while renal replacement lipomatosis is associated with long-standing inflammation and calculi as in this case. The current case report highlights the benefit of imaging techniques for suggesting this condition since early diagnosis and relieving calyceal obstruction can improve renal function and hopefully prevent progressive cortical atrophy while deficient techniques and reports may end with impaired renal function and unfortunately subsequent nephrectomy.

KEYWORDS

Lipomatosis, Kidney, Lipoma.