Sub -serosalSigmoid Lipoma: A case report and review of literatures


  • Daniel zemenfes colorectal surgeon, general surgeon, surgery dept. school of medicine, college of health science, Addis Ababa University
  • Zelalem Semegnew Addis Ababa Unversity


Colonic lipoma is a rare non-epithelial mesenchymal tumour which is the second most common benign tumour of the colon excluding hyper- plastic polyps.They are often small and asymptomatic but may become symptomatic and mimic malignant lesions as the size increases. This is a case report of a 68 years old female patient who presented with lower abdominal pain, constipation and rectal bleeding of one year duration.Colonoscopy revealed a sessile tumour 40cm from the anal verge with an inconclusive histology. After incising and removing the lipoma, the redundant mucosal fold was thenresected. Patient recovered completely and discharged on the fifth postoperative day.

Author Biography

Daniel zemenfes, colorectal surgeon, general surgeon, surgery dept. school of medicine, college of health science, Addis Ababa University



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