Intestinal lipoma - small bowel

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Intermittent abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT abdomen & pelvis

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

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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