Intussusception due to small bowel lipoma

Case contributed by Dr. Julia Thakran


Crampy abdominal pain for 2 hours.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Dilated small bowel loop with target sign (in the center a compressed bowel loop surrounded by mesenteric fat, which is again surrounded by the bowel wall of the other loop) hinting at small bowel intussusception. Two fatty lesions within the small bowel as a probable lead point.

Case Discussion

Intussusception due to small bowel lipoma was surgically proved.

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Case information

rID: 74155
Published: 7th May 2020
Last edited: 6th Jan 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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