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Intestinal lipoma: a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
Trop Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct-Dec; 24(4):208-10.TG

Abstract

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding from submucosal lipomas of the intestine is very rare. We report our experience with 3-patients presenting with lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage who were detected to have no cause other than intestinal lipomas. In two of these patients, the lipoma was in the small intestine and presented with chronic blood loss or recurrent episodes of bleeding. The third patient presented with massive haematochyzia and had a number of lipomas in the cecum and right colon. The diagnosis was established by laparotomy and intraoperative enteroscopy in 2 cases, and by colonoscopy and laparotomy in the third. Surgical excision of the lipoma led to cure in all the patients. We conclude that when laparotomy and intraoperative enteroscopy fail to show any cause for bleeding other than an innocuous-looking lipoma, it should be excised. The literature has been reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi Cantt, New Delhi 110010. baskaran_vasu@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15164536

Citation

Baskaran, Vasudevan, et al. "Intestinal Lipoma: a Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage." Tropical Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation, vol. 24, no. 4, 2003, pp. 208-10.
Baskaran V, Patnaik PK, Seth AK, et al. Intestinal lipoma: a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Trop Gastroenterol. 2003;24(4):208-10.
Baskaran, V., Patnaik, P. K., Seth, A. K., Dogra, R., & Chaudhry, R. (2003). Intestinal lipoma: a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Tropical Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation, 24(4), 208-10.
Baskaran V, et al. Intestinal Lipoma: a Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage. Trop Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct-Dec;24(4):208-10. PubMed PMID: 15164536.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intestinal lipoma: a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. AU - Baskaran,Vasudevan, AU - Patnaik,Pradeep Kumar, AU - Seth,Avnish Kumar, AU - Dogra,Rajesh, AU - Chaudhry,Rajan, PY - 2004/5/29/pubmed PY - 2004/6/18/medline PY - 2004/5/29/entrez SP - 208 EP - 10 JF - Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation JO - Trop Gastroenterol VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - Lower gastrointestinal bleeding from submucosal lipomas of the intestine is very rare. We report our experience with 3-patients presenting with lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage who were detected to have no cause other than intestinal lipomas. In two of these patients, the lipoma was in the small intestine and presented with chronic blood loss or recurrent episodes of bleeding. The third patient presented with massive haematochyzia and had a number of lipomas in the cecum and right colon. The diagnosis was established by laparotomy and intraoperative enteroscopy in 2 cases, and by colonoscopy and laparotomy in the third. Surgical excision of the lipoma led to cure in all the patients. We conclude that when laparotomy and intraoperative enteroscopy fail to show any cause for bleeding other than an innocuous-looking lipoma, it should be excised. The literature has been reviewed. SN - 0250-636X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15164536/Intestinal_lipoma:_a_rare_cause_of_lower_gastrointestinal_haemorrhage_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/gastrointestinalbleeding.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -