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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(7), 216-217
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-7-9
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Giant Sigmoid Lipoma with Bowel Intussusception

Lakshmi Kant Pathak1, , Chirag Chavda2 and Vimala Vijayaraghavan3

1Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Dakota, Sanford Hospital, Fargo, USA

2Methodist Health System, Dallas, USA

3Carribbean Medical School, Chicago, USA

Pub. Date: June 12, 2015

Cite this paper:
Lakshmi Kant Pathak, Chirag Chavda and Vimala Vijayaraghavan. Giant Sigmoid Lipoma with Bowel Intussusception. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(7):216-217. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-7-9

Abstract

Colonic lipomas are rare mesenchymal tumors that are usually asymptomatic but occasionally can cause acute presentation with GI bleed and intussusception in adults. There overall incidence of this complication is less than 1 %. Most are less than 5 cm and the largest reported in literature is of 10 cm .This case reports a giant colonic lipoma measuring 10x8 cm causing Colo-colonic intussusception. Such large lesions have increased incidence of complications and often are confused with malignancy.

Keywords:
colonic lipoma intussusception

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