Abdominal pannus is the pathology specimens corresponding to an abdominoplasty (also known as tummy tuck). It is generally considered a ditzel.
Pannus redirects here; pannona has been proposed as a better term.
Panniculus and striae also redirect here.
- Skin with abundant fat.
- Pieces usually triangular.
- Stretch marks (striae) are very common.
- The gross pathology section of the report should say something like: On sectioning no lesions were identified.
- The cut-up is described in abdominal pannus grossing.
- Adipose tissue.
Abdominal Skin and Tissue (530 grams), Excision: - Skin and adipose tissue within normal limits.
ABDOMINAL PANNUS, EXCISION: - BENIGN SKIN AND ADIPOSE TISSUE.
ABDOMINAL PANNUS, EXCISION: - DERMAL SCAR, BENIGN SKIN AND ADIPOSE TISSUE.
ABDOMINAL PANNUS, EXCISION: - BENIGN SKIN AND ADIPOSE TISSUE (GROSS ONLY).
- Cunningham, SC.; Klein, RV. (Apr 2007). "Nomenclature question: panniculus or pannus? Answer: pannona.". J Am Coll Surg 204 (4): 726-7. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2007.01.027. PMID 17382240.
- URL: http://plasticsurgery.about.com/od/glossary/g/panniculectomy.htm. Accessed on: 18 July 2012.