Large intestinal lipoma: a case report and review of literature
Keywords:Lipoma, Gastrointestinal, Benign, Obstruction
Lipomas are benign mesenchymal tumours of adipose tissue, though common at other sites, are rare in GIT with no malignant potential. Most gastrointestinal lipomas are located in the colon, ileum and jejunum, are rarely responsible for clinical symptoms. Commonly colonic lipomas are small (less than 2 cm in diameter), asymptomatic, and discovered incidentally. However, larger tumours may produce symptoms varying from alteration in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain to acute or subacute obstuctions.