September 1983

Gastrointestinal Lipomas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Columbus Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(9):1081-1083. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390090065015

• We reviewed 15 years of experience with gastrointestinal (Gl) lipomas at our institution. A series of eight patients was included, six of whom had lipomas in the colon and two, in the stomach. All eight patients were symptomatic. The diagnosis was not made preoperatively in seven cases, which accounted for surgical intervention in these patients. Colonoscopy was helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of the eighth patient. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Gl lipomas include the use of computed tomographic scanning and colonoscopy.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:1081-1083)