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Ileocolic intussusception due to lipomatosis of the ileum: a common complication of a rare clinical entity

Authors:

M Eyselbergs ,

L J Ceulemans,

S De Bontridder,

F Vanhoenacker,

L Van Overbeke,

I Quanten,

G Jacomen,

A Snoeckx

Abstract

We report a case of intestinal ileal lipomatosis in a 56-year-old Caucasian male complicated with small bowel obstruction due to ileocolic intussusception with a lipoma serving as lead point. This rare disease is often only discovered incidentally as a consequence of mechanical complications and not well reported in the international literature, compared to intussusception due to an isolated lipoma. Computed tomography is the imaging modality of choice to depict complications of this distinct clinicopathological entity. Density measurements can confirm the fatty content and homogeneity analysis of the lesions can guide the radiologist in the differential diagnosis.

How to Cite: Eyselbergs, M. et al., (2014). Ileocolic intussusception due to lipomatosis of the ileum: a common complication of a rare clinical entity. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 97(1), pp.36–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.3
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Published on 01 Jan 2014.
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