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Ileocecal Valve Lipoma and Lipomatous Infiltration
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Ileocecal valve (ICV)
        • Synonyms

          • Lipomatous infiltration, fatty infiltration, lipohyperplasia
        • Definitions

          • Lipoma: Benign colonic neoplasm composed of mature fat
          • Lipomatous infiltration of ICV: Nonencapsulated proliferation of fat within submucosa of valve leaflets

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Imaging Recommendations

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        Selected References

                        1. Andrei LS et al: Rare cause of intestinal obstruction - submucous lipoma of the sigmoid colon. Chirurgia (Bucur). 109(1):142-7, 2014
                        2. Mouaqit O et al: Pedunculated lipoma causing colo-colonic intussusception: a rare case report. BMC Surg. 13:51, 2013
                        3. Moussa OM et al: Computerized tomography providing definitive diagnosis of colonic lipoma: a case series. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 23(6):e232-4, 2013
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                        KEY FACTS

                        • Imaging

                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                            • Pathology

                              TERMINOLOGY

                              • Abbreviations

                                • Ileocecal valve (ICV)
                              • Synonyms

                                • Lipomatous infiltration, fatty infiltration, lipohyperplasia
                              • Definitions

                                • Lipoma: Benign colonic neoplasm composed of mature fat
                                • Lipomatous infiltration of ICV: Nonencapsulated proliferation of fat within submucosa of valve leaflets

                              IMAGING

                              • General Features

                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                    • CT Findings

                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                        PATHOLOGY

                                        • General Features

                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                            • Presentation

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Andrei LS et al: Rare cause of intestinal obstruction - submucous lipoma of the sigmoid colon. Chirurgia (Bucur). 109(1):142-7, 2014
                                              2. Mouaqit O et al: Pedunculated lipoma causing colo-colonic intussusception: a rare case report. BMC Surg. 13:51, 2013
                                              3. Moussa OM et al: Computerized tomography providing definitive diagnosis of colonic lipoma: a case series. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 23(6):e232-4, 2013