Acute intussusception on a lipoma of the left colon: report of a case

Rafik Ghrissi, Mohamed Habib Belhajkhlifa, Mohamed Amine Elghali, Mohamed Saleh Jarrar, Fehmi Hamila, Mohamed Rached Letaief


Introduction: Lipomas of the colon are rare benign tumors. Colo-colonic intussusception caused by colonic lipoma is more rare.

Case report: We report a case of a 52-year-old patient presenting with recurrent colonic obstruction which occurred in recent days. Colonoscopy revealed a large submucosal mass having benign appearance. Abdominal computed tomography scan diagnosed colo-colonic intussusception due to a large lipoma of the sigmoid colon. Diagnosis was confirmed during operative reduction and resection. He had segmental left colectomy. The postoperative course was uneventful.

Conclusion: Computed tomography scan and colonoscopy seem important for diagnosing both lipoma and intussusception. The treatment may be surgical or endoscopic.

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Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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