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World J Gastroenterol. 2007 May 7;13(17):2510-3.

Cecal lipoma with pseudomalignant features: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Endoscopy and Motility Unit, Central Hospital, Ethnikis Aminis 41, 54635, Thessaloniki, Greece.


Colonic lipoma is a well-documented benign neoplasia, endoscopically appearing as a smooth round yellowish polyp with a thick stalk or broad-based attachment. We describe a 63-year old woman with persistent abdominal pain, in whom colonoscopy revealed a cecal mass with malignant features. Based on the colonoscopy findings, right hemicolectomy was laparoscopically performed for a presumptive diagnosis of a cecal adenocarcinoma, but histological examination revealed a colonic lipoma with overlying mucosal ulceration.

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