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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 548-550

Colonic lipoma: A rare yet important cause of intestinal obstruction

Department of Pathology, UPRIMS and R, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Savita Agarwal
203, New Campus, Type 3G Block, UPRIMS and R, Saifai, Etawah - 206 130, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.200113

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Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) lipomas are rare, benign mesenchymal neoplasm affecting all segments of the GIT and colon is affected most frequently. Reported incidence of colonic lipomas varies from 0.2% to 4.4%. These tumors are believed to arise from the connective tissue of the wall of the intestine. We here describe a case of 60-year-old male who presented with features of intestinal obstruction. The patient underwent left hemicolectomy for a mass involving proximal descending colon. Diagnosis of colonic lipoma was made on histopathological examination.

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