Gastric lipoma

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Small well-defined, homogeneous fat-density lesion (mean density = -101 UH) of submucosal location at the gastro-esophageal junction with no solid component.

Small uterine leiomyomas are noted.

Annotated image

Annotated images showing the fat-density lesion (green arrows) and its mean density (around -101 HU).

Case Discussion

Gastric lipomas represent rare benign mesenchymal tumors of the stomach, accounting for <5% of gastrointestinal lipomas and <1% of all gastric neoplasms 1. They can be definitively diagnosed on CT (-70 to -120 is diagnostic).

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