Lipoma of the colon 1 – Example
Author: Prof. em. Dr. med. S. Liebe, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, Germany
From: Falk Media Service D34, Endoscopy Practice on Video - Selected Diseases of the Colon
2. Edition 2012. © Falk Foundation e.V. All rights reserved.
This 69-year-old white male underwent colonoscopy because of recurrent pain in the left lower abdomen. Laboratory findings and ultrasound examination of the abdomen were within normal limits.
The videoclip shows a smoothly demarcated tumor about 3 cm in diameter near the hepatic flexure. Its surface is covered by mucosa, which contains visible blood vessels. The base is narrow and there is no pedicle. The biopsy forceps indent the surface of the tumor.
Several biopsies were obtained from the same site using the biopsy forceps allowing tissue to be obtained from deeper levels. Histological examination revealed the presence of adipose tissue. The patient’s complaints were not caused by this lipoma of the right colon. The patient underwent no further surgical or endoscopic therapy.