An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding: duodenal lipoma.
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Case Rep Gastroenterol
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Common causes of chronic upper gastrointestinal bleeding include oesophageal varices, gastroduodenal ulcers and malignancy, and patients mostly present with iron deficiency type anaemia. We present the case of a 60-year-old lady who presented with iron deficiency anaemia and on investigation was found to have a large duodenal polyp requiring surgical excision. On histological examination, the polyp was revealed to be a lipoma. We review the recent literature and formulate a management plan for this rare entity.
AuthorsKadaba, R; Bowers, KA; Wijesuriya, N; Preston, SL; Bray, GB; Kocher, HM
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