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Colon tumor

Mesenchymal tumors

Lipoma of colon

Reviewers: Charanjeet Singh, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 May 2012, last major update May 2012
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● Rare, usually submucosal in right colon
● Second most common benign tumor of colon after adenoma
● Easily discernible by CT or MRI (Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2006;150:1990)
● May be associated with intussusception (Am Surg 2006;72:83, Rom J Gastroenterol 2005;14:393)

Case reports

● 83 year old woman with ascending colon lipoma (World J Gastroenterol 2005;11:3167)

Gross images


Submucosal tumor

Micro description

● May have overlying mucosal ulceration, atypical stromal cells and florid vascular proliferation due to repeated intussusception (Pathol Int 2005;55:160)

End of Colon tumor > Mesenchymal tumors > Lipoma of colon

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