Preoperative diagnosis of ileal lipoma by endoscopic ultrasonography probe

Citation
F. Watanabe et al., Preoperative diagnosis of ileal lipoma by endoscopic ultrasonography probe, J CLIN GAST, 31(3), 2000, pp. 245-247
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0192-0790 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
245 - 247
Database
ISI
SICI code
0192-0790(200010)31:3<245:PDOILB>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The occurrence of tumor in the small intestine is relatively rare. It has b een demonstrated that lipoma of the ileum is a cause of intussusception. We report a 59-year-old man admitted to our hospital for lower abdominal pain . Diagnosis of intussusception was made by abdominal x-ray and ultrasonogra phy. Enema contrast studies revealed ileocolic intussusception. Colonoscopy revealed a tumor with an submucosal tumor (SMT)-like head and coil-spring appearance in the ascending colon. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) reveale d a hyperechoic submucosal lesion with features compatible with lipoma. Sub sequently, this was confirmed histopathologically after resection. To our k nowledge, this is the first report of preoperative diagnosis of ileal lipom a by EUS.