Colon tumor
Mesenchymal tumors

Author: Charanjeet Singh, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 January 2017, last major update May 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

PubMed search: colonic lipomatosis

Cite this page: Lipomatosis. website. Accessed April 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Also called lipohyperplasia
  • Clinically may resemble tumor
  • Uncommon
  • Localized - usually asymptomatic
  • Diffuse - may cause obstruction, hemorrhage or diarrhea
Case Reports
Gross Description
  • Polypoid masses of fat covered by normal mucosa
Micro Description
  • Infiltration of fat into submucosa