Segmental jejunal lipomatosis - A rare cause of intestinal obstruction

Rajgopal Shenoy, Gabriel Rodrigues, Mahesh Gopashetty, Lavanya Kannaiyan, Srinivas Rao

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Abstract

A rare case of a segmental small intestinal (jejunal) lipomatosis is described. A 33-year-old male was admitted with a clinical diagnosis of an acute intestinal obstruction. A plain erect abdominal x-ray showed multiple air-fluid levels. On an exploratory laparotomy, a jejunojejunal intussusception was found secondary to a segmental submucosal lipomatosis. This was treated by a segmental resection and anastomosis, which resulted in a complete cure. Here we present this case with a review of the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30-04-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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