Gastric Angiolipoma: A Rare Entity

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Yong-Jun Liu, Dipti M Karamchandani


Angiolipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue and proliferating blood vessels that is commonly found in the subcutaneous tissue of the trunk and extremities. Gastric angiolipoma is a rare entity, and to the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases have been reported in the English-language literature thus far. These tumors may present as gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia or with obstructive symptoms. Accurate preoperative diagnosis is challenging because of nonspecific clinical symptoms and lack of specific findings on imaging studies. The correct diagnosis is usually made by histopathologic examination. The clinical significance lies in being aware of this rare entity in the stomach and distinguishing it from other benign and malignant gastric neoplasms that may be in the differential diagnosis. We herein discuss the clinical presentation, radiologic and histopathologic features, ancillary studies, differential diagnosis, and treatment and prognosis of this rare entity.


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