Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 November 2017, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Pseudolipoma liver

Cite this page: Jain, D. Pseudolipoma. website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare tumor embedded in cavity on liver surface
  • Also called pseudolipoma of Glisson capsule, coelomic fat ectopia
  • Represents trapped appendix epiploica, often related to prior surgery
  • Very rare in women
Case reports
Gross description
  • 0.5 - 2 cm, solitary, encapsulated, smooth, yellow white, hard nodule of fat necrosis, calcification, ossification
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Thick fibrous capsule surrounding necrotic mature fat cells with degenerative changes including calcification
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mineralized nodule
composed of cells
with homogenized
basophilic material