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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 65, No. 6, 2003, pp. 513-514
Bioline Code: is03112
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2003, pp. 513-514

 en Case Report - Gastrointestinal lipomas presenting as obstruction
Harsh Mohan, Amanjit Bal


Lipomas are benign tumours common at other sites but rare in the gastrointestinal tract. The colon is the commonest location for lipomas in the gastrointestinal tract, but gastric and duodenal lipomas are rare. Most of the lipomas are clinically silent but rarely they can present with bleeding or obstruction. Large lipomas causing obstruction can mimic malignant tumours clinically as well as on endoscopy. To rule out malignant lesion and avoid extensive surgical procedures biopsy or intraoperative frozen section is a must.

Lipoma, Gastrointestinal, Obstruction

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