Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 411–413 | Cite as

Adult descending colocolic intussusception caused by a large lipoma

  • Teh-Kuang Wang
Case Reports


Adult intussusception is uncommon and varies considerably from the more common occur rence of this disorder in infants and children. Although lipoma represents the most common benign tumor of the colon, it is a relatively rare cause of gastrointestinal symptoms. A rare case of adult intussusception of the descending colon caused by a giant lipoma is presented and discussed.

Key words

adult intussusception colon lipomas 


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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teh-Kuang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorectal Division, Surgical DepartmentFar Eastern Memorial HospitalTaipei countyTaiwan

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