Giant peritoneal loose body: an instance of incidentaloma or warranted concern?
In non-specific abdominal pain, cross-sectional imaging, often valued more than clinical examination in today’s technologically advanced age, may reveal a large incidentaloma, posing questions regarding its relation to symptoms and the need for surgical removal. This is a situation that highlights the potential for early detection and treatment yet raises the question as to whether surgery is indeed indicated. This report relates the case of a 79-year-old male, with a long-standing history of abdominal pain, who had a giant loose peritoneal body removed. We discuss the reasons for removal and its pathogenesis.
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