DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20192394

Angiomyolipoma of colon: unusual presentation

Vidhyachandra Gandhi, Swapnil Karnik, Nitin Pai, Sujai Hegde

Abstract


Angiomyolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors mostly arising from the kidney. Angiomyolipoma of the colon is extremely rare. Here we report the findings of a 72 years gentleman who presented with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fullness of one year duration. Colonoscopy was suggestive of polypoidal lesion in the descending colon. CECT abdomen revealed a colocolic intussusception in the descending colon with lipoma as a leading point. He underwent a standard left hemicolectomy. Histopathological examination showed that the tumor of 5.7 cm in diameter included smooth muscle (spindle cell type), mature adipose tissue, and vessels, and therefore a diagnosis of angiomyolipoma was made. We believe this is the second report of colonic angiomyolipoma presenting with colocolic intussusception. 


Keywords


Angiomyolipomas, Intussusception, Colon

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