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Rare disease
Gastric lipoma: a rare cause of iron-deficiency anaemia
  1. James Penston1,
  2. Victoria Penston2
  1. 1
    Department of General Medicine, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Cliffe Gardens, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe DN15 7BH, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool, Cedar House, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK
  1. J Penston, james.penston{at}


A 60-year-old man presented with asymptomatic iron deficiency anaemia. Gastroscopy revealed a large submucosal mass involving the antrum and duodenal bulb with a deep ulcer in the gastric component. Computed tomography scan showed the lesion to be a rare gastric lipoma.

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