Gastrointestinal pathology: Small intestine: Lipoma

01 September 2011
Presented by Simon Cross


Lipoma of the small intestine


A 1958 autopsy specimen from a 54 year old man admitted with a history of attacks of colicky abdominal pain. On examination a lump was felt in the right iliac fossa. The barium x-ray was normal and no occult blood was present in the stool, but a recurrence of pain occurred and laparotomy was decided upon. At operation the terminal ileum was found to be the site of an intussusception. After reduction, a tumour was felt in the bowel, this was resected. Recovery was rapid and without significant event.


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