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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2013;30(2):132-135.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2013.
A Case of Gastric Lipoma with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
Min Geun Gu, Kook Hyun Kim, Byung Sam Park, Sung Yun Jung, Yo Han Jeong, Dong Won Lee, Hyeong Chan Shin, Mi Jin Gu
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Gastric lipoma is a typical benign submucosal tumor that is usually asymptomatic and is generally detected incidentally when performing gastroscopy. However, depending on its size and location, an atypical gastrointestinal lipoma can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, intestinal obstruction, intussuception and life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding. We report herein a case of gastric lipoma with bleeding in a 43-year-old man. The gastroscopy showed a 4x4 cm ulcero-fungating submucosal mass at the anterior wall of the gastric antrum. Laparoscopic gastric wedge resection was performed and the lesion was diagnosed as gastric lipoma.
Key Words: Lipoma, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Gastroscopy


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