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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1990|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging