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Dis Colon Rectum. 1995 Jul;38(7):769-75.

Diffuse colonic lipomatosis with giant hypertrophy of the epiploic appendices and diverticulosis of the colon. Report of a case and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Italy.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

A case of diffuse colonic lipomatosis, dolichosigmoid, hypertrophy of the epiploic appendices and diverticulosis of the colon producing constipation, recurrent sub-occlusive episodes with diarrhea and vomiting, and weight loss is reported.

METHODS:

Careful preoperative assessment of clinical, radiologic, and endoscopic findings suggested the diagnosis.

RESULTS:

A total colectomy, followed by a lateroterminal ileoproctostomy, gave complete relief from symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS:

Of the 12 cases of colonic lipomatosis previously reported, only 2 have isolated involvement of the entire organ, but they do not present lipomatosis of the epiploic appendices.

PMID:
7607042
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