Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Pelvic lipomatosis

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 28 January 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Pelvic lipomatosis

Cite this page: Shankar, V. Pelvic lipomatosis. website. Accessed March 24th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Lipomatosis in region of rectum or bladder, rarely in retroperitoneum (Stanford University)
  • Also occurs in renal hilum, associated with chronic pyelonephritis, renal lithiasis and kidney atrophy
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
  • Rare
  • Usually black men, median age 48 years, range 9 - 80 years
  • Present with urological or digestive symptoms
  • Associated with cystitis glandularis, cystitis cystica or cystitis follicularis in 75% of cases; may develop adenocarcinoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Normal adipose tissue
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Unremarkable adipose tissue

Associated cystitis glandularis

Differential diagnosis