Endoscopic resection of giant lipoma mimicking colonic neoplasm initially presenting with massive haemorrhage: A case report

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Lipomas of the colon are benign tumors that rarely occur. Their size ranges from 2 mm to several cm. They are usually asymptomatic but occasionally they present with clinical manifestations depending on tumor size, localization and complications, which often lead to diagnostic difficulty. A 40-year-old man presented with massive rectal haemorrhage. During colonoscopy a giant polyp of over 50 mm in its bigger diameter, with a thick stalk of 2 cm, located in the transverse colon, was revealed. Endoscopic resection was performed with success. Histologic examination demonstrated a giant lipoma. In this report discussion over endoscopic resection of colonic lipomas mimicking neoplasms is also performed. © 2009 Lazaraki et al; licensee Cases Network Ltd.

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Lazaraki, G., Tragiannidis, D., Xirou, P., Nakos, A., Pilpilidis, I., & Katsos, I. (2009). Endoscopic resection of giant lipoma mimicking colonic neoplasm initially presenting with massive haemorrhage: A case report. Cases Journal, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-2-6462

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