Replacement lipomatosis of the kidney: CT features

Hiroshi Honda, Charles W. McGuire, Thomas J. Barloon, Kimio Hashimoto

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Replacement lipomatosis of the kidney is a severe loss of renal parenchyma with massive fat deposition associated with long-standing inflammation and calculi. We report two pathologically proven cases of total replacement lipomatosis and one partial replacement lipomatosis diagnosed by CT. The CT images demonstrated a large fat-attenuating mass with perirenal capsule surrounded by thick pararenal fascia, streaky densities in the mass, elongated collecting system, large calculi, and absence of renal parenchyma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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