Intestinal lipoma - small bowel

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Intermittent abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

CT abdomen & pelvis

Modality: CT

Selected coronal images through the abdomen demonstrate a 1.5cm well circumscribed intraluminal fat density lesion within the small bowel. There is no evidence of surrounding stranding or intussusception. 

Annotated image

Modality: Annotated image

Small bowel lipoma (orange arrow) without evidence of obstruction or intussusception. Fat in the normal ileocaecal valve (blue arrows). 

Case Discussion

Intermittent abdominal pain is a diagnostic challenge, often made harder by incidental findings such as a small lipoma. 

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Case Information

rID: 15043
Case created: 18th Sep 2011
Last edited: 7th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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