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A Case of Colonic Giant Lipoma Removed by Endoscopic Resection
[Epub ahead of print]
Published online: February 28, 2003
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, Institute for Digestive Research, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Colonic lipomas represent mesenchymal origin tumors that are second most common benign colonic tumor after hyperplastic polyps and adenomatous polyps. The patho- genesis of them is not clear. Most patients are asymptomatic and the lesion is often detected incidentally at colonoscopy, operation, and autopsy. According to the size and the location of lipoma, it may cause intestinal obstruction, perforation, intussusception, and life-threatening bleeding. There have been many reports of small colonic lipomas removed by endoscopic resection. Giant lipoma which is greater than 2 cm in size has been associated with higher risk of perforation, thus it has been removed by surgery until now. We report a case of colonic giant lipoma inducing intussusception which could be removed by endoscopic resection. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2003;26: 99⁣102)

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