Cite this article:
Kamal Bentama, Miloud Chourak, Ilias Chemlal, Mohamed Benabbou, Mohamed Raiss, Abdelmalek Hrora, Farid Sabbah, Abdesslam Benamer, Mohamed Ahellat. Intestinal subocclusion due to colonic lipoma: a case report.
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2011;10:22
Key words: Colon, endoscopy, occlusion, lipoma, colonoscopy, colectomy, benign tumor
Permanent link: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/10/22/full
Received: 20/07/2011 - Accepted: 26/09/2011 - Published: 14/10/2011
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Intestinal subocclusion due to colonic lipoma: a case report
Kamal Bentama1,&, Miloud Chourak1, Ilias Chemlal1, Mohamed Benabbou1, Mohamed Raiss1, Abdelmalek Hrora1, Farid Sabbah1, Abdesslam Benamer1, Mohamed Ahellat1
1Surgical Clinic C, University Hospital Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco
Bentama Kamal, Resident in General and Digestive Surgery, Surgical Clinic C, University Hospital Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco
Colonic lipomas are rare benign tumors infrequently met in clinical practice. Most of them are asymptomatic making frequent their fortuitous discovery. The therapeutic approach to the fortuitous discovery of a lipoma is even less clear. The treatment depends essentially on the clinical picture, on the size of the lipoma and on its location. We report the case of a 31-year old woman, which sub-occlusive accidents events revealed a lipoma of the descending colon. The diagnosis was suspected on colonoscopy and segmental colectomy was performed. The diagnosis was confirmed by histological examination. We review the literature and discuss the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of this uncommon disease.