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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 856030, 3 pages
Case Report

Lipoma of the Small Intestine: A Cause for Intussusception in Adults

Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706, India

Received 11 May 2015; Revised 21 July 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Paola De Nardi

Copyright © 2015 Ketan Vagholkar 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.


Intussusception as a cause of intestinal obstruction in adults is rare. There is invariably an underlying pathology which leads to intussusception in adults. A case of intussusception in an adult due to a small intestinal lipoma is presented in view of this association. Ultrasound and CECT may help in a preoperative diagnosis. However early surgical intervention is the mainstay of treatment in order to confirm the diagnosis of the underlying pathology, thereby avoiding misdiagnosis of an underlying cancer.