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US and CT diagnosis of a twisted lipomatous appendage of the falciform ligament

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Pathologic conditions of the falciform ligament leading to surgical intervention are extremely uncommon. We report a case of twisted lipomatous appendage of this ligament, demonstrated by US and CT. To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of this entity. The extraperitoneal nature of the lesion was found by real-time sonography, but CT only was able to characterize its lipomatous nature and relationship with the falciform ligament. This lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intra-abdominal focal fat infarction (IFFI), a recent vocable essentially regrouping infarction of omentum and epiploic appendages.

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Received: 7 March 2000/Revised: 5 June 2000/Accepted: 8 June 2000

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Coulier, B., Cloots, V. & Ramboux, A. US and CT diagnosis of a twisted lipomatous appendage of the falciform ligament. Eur Radiol 11, 213–215 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s003300000570

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