Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 977–979 | Cite as

Colonic lipoma as a source of massive hemorrhage

Report of a case
  • Dirk I. Rodriguez
  • Dennis M. Drehner
  • David E. Beck
  • Clyde E. McCauley
Case Reports


Colonic lipomas are a rare source of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding requiring operative intervention. A case of massive hemorrhage from cecal lipomatosis is presented. The methods of preoperative diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

Key words

Colonic lipomas Lipomatosis Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage 


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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk I. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Dennis M. Drehner
    • 1
  • David E. Beck
    • 1
  • Clyde E. McCauley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery/SGHSGWilford Hall USAF Medical CenterLackland AFB

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