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Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3):95-8

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language: Italian

Colonic lipoma. Report of a case

Pallio S., Cifalà V., La Malfa G., Tortora A., Melita G.


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Symptomatic large bowel lipomas may be of considerable size and usually present in advanced age with symptoms of obstruction or bleeding. Their removal is controversial. However the large size and the submucosal location increase the risk of perforation during endoscopy, numerous reports document the safety of colonscopy removal by snare electrocautery. The authors present a case of lipoma of the descending colon and discuss the role of colonscopy in diagnosis with review of the use of polypectomy as an alternative therapy to traditional surgery in the management of lipomas.

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