Hibernoma. A case report and discussion of a rare tumor

Virgilio U. Rigor, Stephen E. Goldstone, Joan Jones, Robert Bernstein, Michael S. Gold, Shelly Weiner

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A case report is presented of a large retroperitoneal hibernoma along with the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings. Despite the unusual size and location of this hibernoma, the case illustrates the salient features of these rare tumors of brown fat origin. Pitfalls in preoperative diagnosis are discussed. To date, there has been no convincing evidence of malignant potential of this tumor, and total excision remains the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2207-2211
Number of pages5
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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