Laparoscopic management of colonic lipomas: a case report and review of the literature.

Michael B. Peters, Robert J. Obermeyer, Herminio F. Ojeda, Eric M. Knauer, Michael P. Millie, Atilla Ertan, Sarah Cooper, John F. Sweeney

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Colonic lipomas are infrequent lesions, yet they are the second most common benign lesions of the colon after benign adenomatous polyps. Their treatment ranges from observation to segmental colectomy and has been a matter of debate since Bauer first reported them in 1757. With the advent of new technologies, therapeutic options now include observation, endoscopic removal, laparoscopic removal, and traditional open surgery. We present a case of colonic lipoma presenting with indeterminate symptomatology, its workup, treatment outcome, and a review of the current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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