Laparoscopic resection of two peritoneal loose bodies on the rectosigmoid colon

Ken-ichi Honda, Tomoko Nakagawa, Yasushi Kurihara, Koji Kajitani, Tetsuji Ando, Masashige Tendo, Aki Takase, Akihiro Hamuro


Laparoscopic examination of a 77-year-old woman revealed two peritoneal loose bodies connected to fatty appendices on the rectosigmoid colon and resected at the stalks. The peritoneal loose bodies were found to be fat-containing masses on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging, and postoperative pathological examination revealed fat degeneration tissue with or without fibrous outer layers.


Fat degeneration, Fatty appendix, Laparoscopy, Peritoneal loose body

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