Replacement lipomatosis of the kidney: MRI features

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Abstract

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.

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Sönmez, G., Mutlu, H., Özturk, E., Sildiroǧlu, O., Akyol, I., Başekim, C. Ç., & Kizilkaya, E. (2008). Replacement lipomatosis of the kidney: MRI features. European Journal of General Medicine, 5(3), 184–186.

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