Case Report

Giant Intraperitoneal Lipoma of the Cecum


  • Kemal Atahan
  • Orhan Üreyen
  • Serhat Gür
  • Evren Durak
  • Atilla Çökmez
  • Ercüment Tarcan

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2011;21(2):74-77

Colonic lipomas are uncommon, benign, submucosal adipose tumors that are usually asymptomatic. Colonic lipomas usually occur in cecum and ascending colon. These lesions are usually detected incidentally. Large colonic lipomas can be mistaken for malignancy, which may result in extensive surgical operations. We report a large size cecal lipoma in a 64-year-old man, who presented with abdominal pain. The patient underwent laparatomy and excision, the lesion was diagnosed as an intraperitoneal cecal lipoma.

Keywords: Intraperitoneal Lipoma, cecum, benign