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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2017 December;176(12):687-90

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03468-4

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Descending colon submucosal lipoma: case report and literature review

Qiang HU 1, Xi-Yin YANG 1, Yuan-Shui SUN 2 , Feng-Yong WANG 2

1 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China; 2 Department of General Surgery, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China


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This case is an 84-year-old woman, she because of abdominal pain in the left 10 days and add 1 day on admission, abdominal enhanced CT and endoscopic ultrasonography are considered as the descending colon lipoma. Surgical removal of the lipoma and part of the bowel, loops of samples were sent to freezing, results suggest lipoma, then end of the operation. Colonic lipoma and colon cancer are similar in clinical manifestation, so how to early diagnosis, reduce unnecessary surgery resection range, improve the quality of the patient’s quality of life is the key.


KEY WORDS: Descending colon - Lipoma - Case reports

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