Case Report

Giant peritoneal loose bodies

Chris van Zyl, Razaan Davis, Delmé Hurter, Gerhard van der Westhuizen
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 19, No 1 | a730 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v19i1.730 | © 2015 Chris van Zyl, Razaan Davis, Delmé Hurter, Gerhard van der Westhuizen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 August 2014 | Published: 27 March 2015

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Chris van Zyl, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Department of Clinical Imagining Science, University of the Free State, South Africa
Razaan Davis, Department of Radiology,Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa, South Africa
Delmé Hurter, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Department of Clinical Imagining Science, University of the Free State, South Africa
Gerhard van der Westhuizen, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Universitas Hospital, South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

Giant peritoneal loose bodies are rare lesions, originating from auto-amputated appendices epiploicae. They may cause urinary or gastrointestinal obstruction and, should the radiologist not be familiar with the entity, can potentially be confused with malignant or parasitic lesions.Familiarity with their characteristic computed tomographic features is essential to prevent unnecessary surgery in the asymptomatic patient. We present a case of a 70-year-old man diagnosed with two giant peritoneal loose bodies.

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