Renal Sinus Lipomatosis
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Renal replacement lipomatosis
A condition of benign proliferation of adipose tissue within renal sinus, hilum, and perirenal space, replacing the renal parenchyma. Renal replacement lipomatosis is characterized by complete replacement of the kidney by adipose tissue, with varying degrees of fibrosis (Ratkal et al. 2015).
Both male and female.
Renal sinus, hilum, and perirenal space.
The kidney is usually enlarged and presents with a gross fibro-fatty appearance and renal cortical atrophy. It is usually associated with chronic pyelonephritis, renal lithiasis, and hydronephrosis. The shape of the kidney is always preserved (Rha et al. 2004).
References and Further Reading
- Ratkal, V., Chawla, A., Mishra, D. K., & Krishna, S. (2015). Renal replacement lipomatosis of the right kidney. BML Case Reports, 6, 2015.Google Scholar