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Gastric lipoma excision during a laproscopic sleeve gastrecomy: A case report

By Jaber O. Al Shammari, Nimer Al-Shadidi, Ahmad J. Abdulsalam and Abdullah E. Al-Daihani


Introduction: Gastric lipomas are rare benign mesenchymal tumors of the stomach. Case report: We report a 41 year old, morbid obese male, admitted for elective laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Thorough preoperative assessment revealed a gastric lipoma in the antrum of the stomach measuring 3 × 3 cm. Due to the patient’s preference, surgical resection of the lipoma was done along with the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure. Discussion: In our case, we report a rare case of submucosal gastric lipoma successfully removed during a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. To our knowledge, this is the second case report in the medical English literature that reports removing this rare gastric tumor during an elective bariatric procedure. Conclusion: This case report presents an effective treatment option for patients in need of bariatric procedure and gastric lipoma resection. This case also highlights the importance of through preoperative and intraoperative assessment for all bariatric patients

Topics: Laparoscopic, Gastric, Sleeve gastrectomy, Lipoma, Stomach, Surgery, RD1-811
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.05.040
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