Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 13 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Lipoma[TI] small bowel[mh]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Lipoma. website. Accessed September 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare, usually submucosal
  • May cause ulceration or intussusception
  • Lipohyperplasia often found near ileocecal valve
Case reports
Gross description
  • Bright yellow, round, encapsulated
  • Bulges into lumen, 5% multiple
  • May have hemorrhage or necrosis
Gross images

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Large pedunculated polypoid lipoma

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Circumscribed collection of mature adipocytes

Differential diagnosis
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