Endoscopic removal of large colonic lipomas.

@article{Kim2002EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of large colonic lipomas.},
  author={Christopher Y. Kim and Dervis J. Bandres and Thian Lok Tio and Stanley B. Benjamin and Firas H. Al-Kawas},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={
          929-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors that rarely cause symptoms. Removal of lipomas 2 cm or greater in diameter has been associated with a greater risk of perforation. Experience with the evaluation and removal of large colonic lipomas with the assistance of EUS to reduce the risk of perforation is reported. METHODS Four patients with large colonic lipomas were evaluated and treated with endoscopic methods. EUS was performed to confirm that the lesion was a lipoma superficial… CONTINUE READING
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