Pelvic lipomatosis

Common Name(s)

Pelvic lipomatosis

Pelvic lipomatosis is a rare disease of unknown cause, characterized by overgrowth of mature, non-cancerous fat cells in the pelvic region. The symptoms of pelvic lipomatosis are related to the compression of the urinary system (urinary frequency, dysuria, nocturia, and hematuria), lower intestinal tract (constipation, tenesmus, rectal bleeding, and ribbon-like stools with mucus), and vascular system (edema of lower extremities). Pelvic lipomatosis has been linked to chronic lower urinary tract infections, obesity, and endocrine dysfunction. Treatment usually seeks to alleviate symptoms, especially kidney obstruction and end stage renal disease. While most cases are not progressive, upper-tract urinary surgery may be needed for those with severe symptoms and/or evidence of urinary obstruction with deterioration of the kidney function.   
 

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The terms "Pelvic lipomatosis" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A case of combination with proliferative cystitis and pelvic lipomatosis causing bilateral hydronephrosis].
 

Author(s): Seiji Nakata, Yasuhiro Ohtsuka, Tomoko Koya, Katsuya Nakano, Hirotomo Takahashi

Journal: Nippon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi. 2007 Jan;98(1):37-40.

 

A 70-year-old man consulted our hospital complaining of gross hematuria and bilateral hydronephrosis. Cystoscopic findings suggested non-papillary sessile tumor at the bladder neck. CT findings revealed bilateral hydronephrosis caused by the stricture of lower ureters. Tumorous structure ...

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2007

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A case of pelvic lipomatosis presenting with edema of the lower extremities.
 

Author(s): T Yamaguchi, Y Shimizu, N Ono, M Unno, H Nishikawa, Y Kakuta, N Terada, T Hattori, T Nakano

Journal: Jpn. J. Med.. ;30(6):559-63.

 

We report a 29-year-old male with pelvic lipomatosis that presented with edema of the lower extremities. The patient visited our department because of the marked edema of the lower extremities with body weight gain. The pelvic region was generally radiolucent on plain abdominal radiogram. ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 1992

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The terms "Pelvic lipomatosis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Analysis of pelvic lipomatosis and a case report of two brothers].
 

Author(s): Tao Xu, Wei Hong Zhao, Xiao Feng Wang, Xiao Bo Huang, Qing Quan Xu, Bo Yang, Xiong Jun Ye

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2007 Aug;39(4):355-60.

 

Two brothers presented with renal failure. CT and MRL showed bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureters. A cystogram was performed and showed an elevated pear-shaped bladder secondary to thickening of the bladder wall. Bladder and sigmoid were surrounded by homogeneous fat tissue. ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2007

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