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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 684298, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/684298
Case Report

Ileocecal Intussusception due to a Lipoma in an Adult

1Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Adnan Menderes Bulvari, Vatan Caddesi, Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 26 July 2012; Accepted 14 August 2012

Academic Editors: S. S. Kim and S.-I. Kosugi

Copyright © 2012 Mehmet Bilgin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

While intestinal tumors are rare, small intestinal lipomas are even more uncommon benign neoplasms. They are usually asymptomatic, but lipomas larger than 2 cm may become symptomatic due to obstruction, bleeding, or intussusception. In this paper, US and CT findings of a lipoma located in the terminal ileum and causing ileocecal intussusception were discussed. We report a case of small bowel lipoma that became symptomatic due to intermittent obstruction episodes and ileocecal intussuception. If the diagnosis of intestinal lipoma had been made absolutely as in our case, they should be removed surgically in elective conditions.