Jejunojejunal Intussusception in an Adult- Secondary to Lipoma
Dr. Annie Nitisha,
E-102, Mantri Navaratna Apartment, MGR Street, Chrompet, Chennai-600044, Tamil Nadu, India.
Gastric lipomas are very rare Tumours of Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) accounting for about 2-3% of all benign gastric tumours. They are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally, most lipomas being submucosal. Authors hereby discuss a case of 50-year-old female patient who presented with abdominal pain and vomiting since four days. Transabdominal Ultrasound (TAUS) revealed long segment jejunojejunal intussusception and a hypoechoic lesion in the distal end of intussusception which was successfully treated by removing the lipoma along with the intussuscepted loop. Histopathological features revealed normal jejunal mucosa with a segment of intussusception and edematous submucosa which was thought to be submucosal lipoma or subserosal lipoma. As these lesions present at later dates, proper follow-up and early intervention is needed.