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Chondrolipoma of the stomach
  1. Reuben J Chen1,
  2. Yi Qiu Sun2,
  3. Michael W Hii1,3 and
  4. Mary Ann Johnson1
  1. 1 Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Reuben J Chen, reubenchen7{at}


Chondrolipoma, a rare variant of a lipoma, is a benign mesenchymal neoplasm characterised by mature adipocytes with neoplastic hyaline cartilage formation. We describe the first case of a gastric chondrolipoma. The tumour was completely excised via laparoscopic gastric wedge resection with uneventful postoperative recovery. Histology of the tumour demonstrates mature adipose tissue and benign cartilage with patchy calcification.

  • pathology
  • stomach and duodenum
  • surgery

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  • Contributors RJC is the primary author for the submitted manuscript. He was responsible for the write-up, acquisition of relevant correspondence and enactment of draft revisions. YQS was involved with the processing and analysis of the resected specimen. She also supplied photos of the specimen and histology, and contributed knowledge regarding the pathogenesis of chondrolipoma. MWH was involved with each draft revision, providing advice on write-up and ensuring that the manuscript was written in appropriate scientific method and clinically accurate. MAJ was the primary surgeon involved in this patient’s care. She provided relevant correspondence, investigations and ongoing liaison with the patient. She was also involved in each draft revision, ensuring the manuscript was written accurately.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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