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Case 399

Surgical Pathology Case

 

CLINICAL INFORMATION

  A 66 years old had a partially colectomy for a large polyp that was found during screening coloscopy. Grossly, a 3.7 3.2 3.0 cm submucosal polyp is noted with flattened overlying mucosa. The polyp is very soft to touch, and the cut surface is well-circumscribed and homogenously pale-yellow and soft. Microscopically, the lesion consists of mature adipose tissue.
     
 
  Diagnosis: Submucosal lipoma of colon
 

 

 

Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan