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Colonic lipomas: our experience in diagnosis and treatment.

06:00 EDT 3rd September 2011 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Colonic lipomas: our experience in diagnosis and treatment."


AIM:
The aim of this study is to present our experience in colonic lipomas. PATIENTS AND
METHODS:
We present 4 patients (1 male, 3 females) of mean age 65.5 years (range, 61-72 years) treated for single colonic lipomas. The diameters of the lesions were 4.5, 4, 3.5 and 2.5 cm, respectively. In 3 cases, colonic lipomas were located within the cecum, while in one patient within the descending colon, proximally to the splenic flexure.
RESULTS:
Lipomas of diameter greater than 3 cm caused nonspecific symptoms. Lipomas of higher diameter were removed laparoscopically with colotomy; in two cases, the patients underwent open hemicolectomy, because of the suspicion of malignancy, while the smallest lesion was resected endoscopically, using a bipolar snare. All patients recovered without complications and remain healthy with no signs of recurrence.
CONCLUSION:
In cases of ulcerated lipomas, greater than 3 cm of diameter, surgical resection is recommended.

Affiliation

Surgical Department, European Medical Center, Macedonias 2 str., 55535, Pilea, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Name: Techniques in coloproctology
ISSN: 1128-045X
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