Computed tomographic distinction of submucosal lipoma and adenomatous polyp of the colon

Academic Article


  • Described here is a patient with 2 large pedunculated colonic tumors detected by barium enema radiography. By computed tomography (CT) 1 was found to be a submucosal lipoma characterized by oval shape, smooth demarcation, and homogeneous density with a CT number of -68 HU, whereas the other was an adenomatous polyp with slightly fuzzy outline and a much higher CT number. This case indicates that CT can be a definitive diagnostic modality for distinguishing between a colonie lipoma and other solid or cystic tumor of the colon. © 1984 Springer-Verlag.
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  • Abdominal Imaging  Journal
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    Author List

  • Ho KJ; Shin MS; Tishler JM
  • Start Page

  • 77
  • End Page

  • 80
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1