Small bowel lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Incidental finding during follow-up CT after right hemicolectomy for cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Oblong fat density intraluminal mass attached to the lower jejunal wall with a delicate central soft tissue density stalk. Several intestinal diverticula are also noted.

Case Discussion

Benign gastrointestinal lipomas can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. In the small bowel, they can be sessile or peduculated, as in this case. If asysmptomatic, no treatment is necessary. They may however  occasionally lead to intussusception.

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Case information

rID: 29374
Published: 20th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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