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Recurrent colonic intussusception due to a lipoma of the transverse colon at the background of congenital dolichocolon and chronic constipation
  1. Yuliya Siamionava1,2,
  2. Aliaksandr Varabei1 and
  3. Anvar Makhmudov3
  1. 1 Surgery, Belarussian Medical Academy of Posrtgraduate Education, Minsk, Belarus
  2. 2 Proctology, Minsk Regional Hospital, Minsk, Belarus
  3. 3 Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2nd Minsk City Clinical Hospital, Minsk, Belarus
  1. Correspondence to Ms Yuliya Siamionava, dzuliya2009{at}


Colonic intussusception caused by benign tumour in adults is uncommon condition. Lipoma as benign tumour arises from submucosal layer of gastrointestinal tract and derives from mature adypocytes. It is usually small asymptomatic lesion and reveals during colonoscopy, CT, surgery or autopsy accidentally. However, in cases with large size it may cause abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, anaemia, bleeding or intussusceptions. We present a 52-year-old female patient with colonic intussusception caused by lipoma of the transverse colon and with congenital dolichocolon. The patient had several episodes of bowel obstructions which were treated conservatively. We performed elective open extended right hemicolectomy, ileotransversostomy end-to-end.

  • gastrointestinal system
  • endoscopy
  • colon cancer
  • radiology

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  • Contributors YS acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content, contributed to the final submission of the report. AV provided the images, analysis of data, contributed to drafting the final paper. AM discussion and revised the manuscript.

  • 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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