Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2004 Jun;28(6):312-316.

A Case of Gastric Lipoma with Early Gastric Cancer Removed by Subtotal Gastrectomy

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jtbaek1@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.


Gastric lipomas account for less than 3% of benign gastric tumor arising from the submucosal layer. Gastric lipomas are usually asymptomatic, but occasionally diagnosed from epigastric pain, obstruction and bleeding by their size and location. A 68-year-old female with melena was diagnosed as gastric lipoma, having a bleeding focus at endoscopy. Endoscopy with biopsy revealed a yellowish fat containing lipoma which was located prepyloric antrum and protruded to the duodenal lumen, and synchoronous adenocarcinoma which was located at the gastric angle and distal body. Adenocarcinoma was confined to the mucosa and seperated from lipoma by normal stomach tissue. The patient received Billroth-II subtotoal gastrectomy, and gastric lipoma and early gastric cancer were resected, completely.


Gastric lipoma; Early gastric cancer; Bleeding
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