Extensive lipomatosis of the small bowel and mesentery: CT and MRI findings

Radiat Med. 2007 Nov;25(9):480-3. doi: 10.1007/s11604-007-0162-2. Epub 2007 Nov 26.


We report a patient with extensive lipomatosis involving both the ileum and mesentery. Axial computed tomographic images showed that diffuse and multiple intramural masses of fat densities compressed the ileum interior and abundant mesenteric fat compressed the retroperitoneum. Coronal magnetic resonance images showed thumbprinting of fluid containing ileum caused by fat-intensity masses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small*
  • Lipomatosis / diagnosis*
  • Lipomatosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Mesentery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*