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Role of computed tomography and endoscopy in the management of alimentary tract lipomas.
  1. J Y Kang,
  2. C Chan-Wilde,
  3. A Wee,
  4. R Chew,
  5. T K Ti
  1. Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore.


    Four cases of alimentary tract lipomas are described. While conventional radiology is unable to differentiate these tumours from the much commoner carcinomas, computed tomography and endoscopic examination may allow a definitive diagnosis thus sparing the patient major surgery. In selected cases endoscopic polypectomy is feasible and safe.

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