Ascending colo-colic intussusception due to lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Right iliac fossa pain ?appendicitis

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

CT abdomen / pelvis

Fatty mass in lumen of hepatic flexure, with a "coiled spring" appearance in the ascending colon. Ingested contrast has passed beyond the lipoma into the transverse colon, demonstrating there is no obstruction of the colonic lumen. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearances of an albeit large pedunculated colonic lipoma resulting in intussusception. 

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Case information

rID: 16388
Published: 15th Jan 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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