LIPOMA OF THE TRANSVERSE COLON: REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND A CASE REPORT IN A YOUNG NIGERIAN FEMALE

Muktar Muhammad Umar, Ahmed Hamza, Oloko Nasirudeen , Adogu Adoge Ibrahim

Available online Apr 29, 2020.

[ Report ] Volume 29, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 172-174


Abstract

Colonic lipomas are rare benign tumour of the gastrointestinal tract(GIT); however, they remain the commonest nonepithelial( mesenchymal) benign neoplasm of the GIT tract. The majority remains asymptomatic. They can mimic malignant tumours of the GI tract. We present a review of literature and our experience with the management of a case of this rare tumour.

A 35year old woman presented to us with an upper abdominal pain of six weeks,vomiting and passage of bloody mucoid stool of four weeks. A huge palpable mass in the epigastric region. Contrast-enhanced Computed tomography revealed a well-defined, 18cm, fatty tissue mass in the transverse colon. She had a right hemicolectomy. Histology confirmed the diagnosis revealing a submucous lipoma. One year follow up, she remained symptom-free with no evidence of recurrence.

This study raises the awareness of this rare tumour as a cause of GIT symptoms and highlights the challenges in differentiating it from the more common malignancy of the colon.

 


Keywords

: Colonic lipoma, lipoma of transverse colon, Non-epithelial tumour Nigerian female,

JANUARY - MARCH 2020

Volume 29 | Issue 1

Page Nos. 172-174

Online since Jan 28, 2020

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