Giant peritoneal loose body: an instance of incidentaloma or warranted concern?

Keywords: giant peritoneal loose body, instance of incidentaloma

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

N Allopi, Stellenbosch University

Department of General Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

A Fataar, Karl Bremer Hospital

Karl Bremer Hospital, South Africa

F Kimmie, Kimberley Hospital Complex

Kimberley Hospital Complex, South Africa

Published
2021-03-26
How to Cite
Allopi, N., Fataar, A., & Kimmie, F. (2021). Giant peritoneal loose body: an instance of incidentaloma or warranted concern?. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(1), 29. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3461
Section
Case Reports