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Giant lipoma of the transverse colon: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  19927786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors which are usually submucosal. Small lesions are asymptomatic and may be detected incidentally. Large lipomas can cause symptoms. AIM: We report a case of symptomatic giant colonic lipoma OBSERVATION: A 67-year old woman was admitted to hospital with persistent abdominal pain, for which a barium enema showed a large polypoid mass occluding the lumen of the transverse colon. Colonoscopy revealed a tumor narrowing the bowel lumen of about 5 cm in diameter with a sessile appearance and ulcerated overlying mucosa. The possibility of colonic malignancy could not be precluded and an operative resection was performed. Pathological examination revealed a colonic lipoma. Twelve months after the surgery, the patient was free of symptoms. CONCLUSION: Awareness of the possibility of colonic lipomas is important for clinicians in terms of evaluation of therapeutic regimen.
Leila Mnif; Ali Amouri; Mohamed A Masmoudi; Amin Mezghanni; Naourez Gouiaa; Tahia Boudawara; Nabil Tahri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Tunisie m??dicale     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0041-4131     ISO Abbreviation:  Tunis Med     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413766     Medline TA:  Tunis Med     Country:  Tunisia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Hedi Chaker, Sfax, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Lipoma / diagnosis*

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