A 76-year-old woman underwent operation because of acute intestinal obstruction. The cause of obstruction was found to be a large mesenteric lipoma with fat necrosis, an extremely rare finding. Mesenchymal tumors of the mesentery are of rare occurrence, only 500 cases having been reported. Lipomas of the mesentery are extremely rare, with only 30 cases described in the medical literature. Hereby presented is a case in which a large mesenteric lipoma with central necrosis caused acute intestinal obstruction. It was felt that this case is worthwhile reporting because of the rarity of this type of tumor and the unusual complications which it caused.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Proctology Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Surgery|
|State||Published - 1981|