Colo-Colonic Intussusception Secondary to a Colonic Lipoma: Report of Two Cases
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 1-3
Received: Dec. 6, 2013; Published: Dec. 30, 2013
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Omar Toumi, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Mohamed Hammami, Department of Surgery, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Ammar Mahmoudi, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Mohamed Nasr, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Wassim Kallel, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Khadija Zouari, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Faouzi Noomen, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Abdelaziz Hamdi, Department of Surgery, FattoumaBourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
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Abstract
Lipomas are the most common mesenchymal benign tumor of the colon. They are usually asymptomatic but may cause bleeding, obstruction, intussusception, or abdominal pain. A lead-point for adult intussusception exists in 90% of cases and is frequently malignant. The diagnosis can be made by colonoscopy, barium enema examination, and by computed tomography. We have reported two cases of submucosal lipoma of the ascending colon with intestinal obstruction. At laparotomy there was an intussusception of ascending colon, and right colectomy was performed.
Keywords
Colon, Lipoma, Intussusception, Adults, Obstruction
To cite this article
Omar Toumi, Mohamed Hammami, Ammar Mahmoudi, Mohamed Nasr, Wassim Kallel, Khadija Zouari, Faouzi Noomen, Abdelaziz Hamdi, Colo-Colonic Intussusception Secondary to a Colonic Lipoma: Report of Two Cases, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20140201.11
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