Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 328–330 | Cite as

Renal Lipoma: a case report

  • Filip VukmirovićEmail author
  • Mihailo Vukmirović
  • Irena Tomašević Vukmirović
  • Petar Kavarić
Case Report


Renal lipoma is a very rare tumor that has only been described in about twenty cases in adults and in a single case in a child aged 2 years. This paper presents a renal lipoma in 63 year old female patient. The tumor size of 7.5×4.5 cm was located in her right kidney, clearly delineated from the surrounding kidney tissue, and histology was completely built of mature adipose tissue. This paper describes the case of a rare benign lipoma which histogenesis is yet not clearly understood.


Renal lipoma Kidney Benign tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filip Vukmirović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mihailo Vukmirović
    • 2
  • Irena Tomašević Vukmirović
    • 3
  • Petar Kavarić
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyClinical Center of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyClinical Center of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyClinical Center of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  4. 4.Department of UrologyClinical Center of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro

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