Volume 20, Issue 3 (11-2006)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 2006 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

K. MOTAMEDI A, DEHESTANI A, KADIVAR M. COLON LIPOMA: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2006; 20 (3) :151-154
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-379-en.html
Hazrat Rasool Medical Complex,Sattarkhan St., Niayesh Street, Tehran, I.R. Iran , kalmotam@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3862 Views)

 ABSTRACT

 Colon lipomas are rare. They are almost always asymptomatic only when their diameter is more than 3 cm do they become symptomatic. They tend to occur in an older population and most of the cases are located at the right side of the large bowel. Usually the diagnosis is not made until operation is performed. We describe a 67-year-old woman with a large colonic submucosal lipoma causing left-sided abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. Abdominal sonography, CT scan and colonoscopy showed a mass 5 cm 􀂯 4.5cm 􀂯 4 cm located 90cm from the anal verge. Left hemicolectomy was performed, and histologic examination revealed the mass to be a benign colonic lipoma. We also reviewed the literature on the subject to examine the main characteristics of lipoma of the colon.

Keywords: Colon, Lipoma
Full-Text [PDF 336 kb]   (1276 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Surgery

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author