Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032

 

Fatih Başak1, Mustafa Hasbahçeci2, Tolga Canbak1, Metin Yücel1, Aylin Acar1, Abdullah Şişik1, Gürhan Baş1, Murat Hakan Karabulut3, Gözde Kır3

1Department of General Surgery, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Bezmialem Vakıf University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Giant lipoma, preperitoneum, diagnostic errors, laparoscopy

Abstract

Preperitoneal lipomas are rare in clinical practice. Here we report an unexpected diagnosis of a giant preperitoneal fibrolipoma detected intraoperatively during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 56-year-old woman. The mass was excised and a histopathological examination confirmed fibrolipoma. No recurrence was found on follow-up. In the literature, there have been many cases with unexpected diagnoses during laparoscopy. Here, we present an incidental giant preperitoneal fibrolipoma, which was overlooked by ultrasound and physical examination, but was detected during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Cite this paper as: Başak F, Hasbahçeci M, Canbak T, Yücel M, Acar A, Şişik A, Baş G, Karabulut MH, Kır G. An incidental giant preperitoneal fibrolipoma diagnosed during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Turk J Surg 2018; 34: 143-145.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.B., M.H.; Design - F.B., M.H.; Supervision - F.B., M.H., T.C., M.Y., Data Collection and/or Processing - F.B., M.H., T.C., M.Y., A.A., A.Ş., G.B., M.H.K., G.K.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.B., M.H., T.C., M.Y., A.A., A.Ş., G.B., M.H.K., G.K.; Literature Search - F.B., M.H., T.C., M.Y., A.A., A.Ş., G.B., M.H.K., G.K.; Writing Manuscript - F.B., M.H., T.C., M.Y.; Critical Reviews - A.Ş., G.B., M.H.K., G.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.