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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 107-108
Brief Communication

Gastrodudenal Intussusception Secondary to a Gastric Lipoma

Fausto Y Vinces, Joseph Ciacci, David C Sperling, and Steven Epstein

Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, Bronx, USA

Received 21 January 2004; Accepted 9 September 2004

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Gastroduodenal intussusception caused by a gastric lipoma is an uncommon condition, and only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. A case of a 72-year-old man who complained of weight loss and intermittent episodes of nausea and vomiting is presented. Diagnostic workup demonstrated a mass in the second portion of the duodenum. The patient underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy followed by an exploratory laparotomy that confirmed the gastroduodenal intussusception by a gastric lipoma. In addition, the anatomical and clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of this entity are discussed.