Mitchell, Derek I. G.; McDonald, Archibald H.; Williams, Nadia P.; Royes, Charles A.; Duncan, Newton D.; Hanchard, Barrie
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Colonic lipomas at the University Hospital of the West Indies
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Lipomas of the colon are uncommon but cause diagnostic difficulty when they are symptomatic. The clinical and pathological features of 17 cases of colonic lipomas diagnosed at the University Hospital of the West Indies between 1970 and 1999 are reported. Ten cases were symptomatic, two of these being diagnosed with adult intussusception. Six patients had incidental lipomas in bowel resected for other pathology while one lipoma was diagnosed on sigmoidoscopy. Increased awareness of these lesions will enhance pre-operative diagnostic accuracy.....