Giant Peritoneal Loose Body: Case Report and Review of Literature

Authors

  • Rodrigo Oom Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil. Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5365-9410
  • Cátia Cunha Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Beatriz Ângelo. Loures.
  • Vítor Moura Guedes Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Beatriz Ângelo. Loures.
  • Luís Palma Féria Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Beatriz Ângelo. Loures.
  • Rui Maio Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Beatriz Ângelo. Loures.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.9177

Keywords:

Calcinosis, Peritoneal Diseases

Abstract

Peritoneal loose bodies are usually diagnosed incidentally. Only a few cases are documented in the literature. The pathophysiology of this condition is not fully known and its origin may possibly be related to the twisting and separation of epiploic appendages. The authors describe the case of a patient with a spherical solid lesion 6 cm in diameter, identified incidentally in the pelvic cavity of a 64 year old man. The patient underwent laparotomy and a free ovoid shaped white body was identified. Histological examination described a calcified and encapsulated mass with a steato-necrosis core. A review of all cases of giant peritoneal loose bodies described in the literature is included. Surgical excision is recommended when the giant peritoneal loose body diagnosis is uncertain or when they are symptomatic. Doctors should be aware of its existence in order to establish a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Published

2018-05-30

How to Cite

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Oom R, Cunha C, Guedes VM, Féria LP, Maio R. Giant Peritoneal Loose Body: Case Report and Review of Literature. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2018 May 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];31(5):272-6. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/9177

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