Pelvic lipomatosis presenting as uraemic encephalopathy

S. Sharma, G. Nabi, A. Seth, S. Thulkar, S. Ghai Md

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Abstract

Pelvic lipomatosis is a benign disorder of unknown aetiology, characterised by deposition of mature fat in the pelvis. It has a variable natural history, manifesting either with symptoms attributable to the lower urinary tract or varying degrees of renal failure. Owing to the mild, non-specific initial symptoms and slow progression, presentation is delayed and patients are often lost to follow-up, only to present with advanced renal failure later on. We report a case of a young patient with pelvic lipomatosis who, after an initial diagnosis, was lost to follow-up for several years and then presented with uraemic encephalopathy. The case highlights the importance of regular follow-up and an early intervention before irreversible changes occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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