Giant peritoneal loose body: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Shanshan Guo
    • Haijuan Yuan
    • Yingying Xu
    • Ping Chen
    • Liang Zong
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  • Published online on: April 18, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1208
  • Pages: 351-353
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Abstract

Peritoneal loose body (PLB) is a rare finding and it is usually incidentally discovered during laparotomy, examination or autopsy, as it is usually asymptomatic or presents with non‑specific symptoms. In particular, giant PLBs, measuring >50 mm in maximum diameter, are even more rare, and only a few cases of laparoscopic extraction of these giant bodies have been reported in the literature to date. We herein describe our experience with the diagnosis and treatment of a giant PLB in a 49‑year‑old male patient who was admitted with complaints of intermittent pain the in lower abdomen 3 months earlier. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a 5.5x5.0‑cm midline mass with central high density. The diagnosis was confirmed by open surgery and postoperative pathological examination. The postoperative recovery of the patient was uneventful and he was discharged from the hospital 7 days after surgery.

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Guo, S., Yuan, H., Xu, Y., Chen, P., & Zong, L. (2019). Giant peritoneal loose body: A case report. Biomedical Reports, 10, 351-353. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1208
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Guo, S., Yuan, H., Xu, Y., Chen, P., Zong, L."Giant peritoneal loose body: A case report". Biomedical Reports 10.6 (2019): 351-353.
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Guo, S., Yuan, H., Xu, Y., Chen, P., Zong, L."Giant peritoneal loose body: A case report". Biomedical Reports 10, no. 6 (2019): 351-353. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1208