Multiple lipomas of the ileum with volvulus.Arch Surg. 1977 Sep; 112(9):1144-5.AS
We describe a patient with symptomatic multiple lipomas with volvulus. He complained of gradually increased abdominal pain and distention. Preoperative roentgenograms showed many rounded filling defects of the small intestine. Operation was performed to reduce intestinal obstruction and ileal resection was performed. The dilated ileum was rotated 720 degree clockwise and it contained 115 submucosal and 26 subserosal lipomas. Histologically, the lipomas were benign and consisted of well-developed fat tissue. The patient's postoperative course was satisfactory, and neither residual lipoma nor recurrence were found at barium enema examination two years after operation.