Colonic angiolipoma - a rare finding in the gastrointestinal tract. Case report and review of literature

Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Beatriz MolinaresSara Mesa


Angiolipomas are benign lesions that are frequently found in subcutaneous cellular tissue, but are rarely located in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we discuss a case of colonic angiolipoma that presented as a mass near the hepatic flexure, occupying approximately 90% of the colonic lumen. The diagnosis was made by endoscopy and computed tomography. The mass was resected successfully and diagnosis was confirmed by histological studies and immunohistochemical tests.


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