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Small bowel lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy


Colonoscopic splenic flexure polypectomy revealed adenocarcinoma. For staging CT.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Large fat density lesion noted in the distal small bowel loops (ileum). 

Multiple non-complicated diverticular diseases seen in the colon with no obvious suspicious colonic lesions seen.

A small outpouching duodenal diverticula are seen in the second and third and parts of the duodenum.

Annotated image

A yellow arrow pointing to small bowel (ileum ) lipoma without evidence of obstruction or intussusception. 

The mass measures -108 Hounsfield units, consistent with fat density.

Case Discussion

Typical features of an incidental small bowel lipoma, which should not be mistaken for potentially malignant lesions. 

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Case information

rID: 54016
Published: 29th Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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