Gastric angiolipoma a rare entity

Yong Jun Liu, Dipti M. Karamchandani

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Angiolipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue and proliferating blood vessels that is commonly found in the subcutaneous tissue of the trunk and extremities. Gastric angiolipoma is a rare entity, and to the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases have been reported in the English-language literature thus far. These tumors may present as gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia or with obstructive symptoms. Accurate preoperative diagnosis is challenging because of nonspecific clinical symptoms and lack of specific findings on imaging studies. The correct diagnosis is usually made by histopathologic examination. The clinical significance lies in being aware of this rare entity in the stomach and distinguishing it from other benign and malignant gastric neoplasms that may be in the differential diagnosis. We herein discuss the clinical presentation, radiologic and histopathologic features, ancillary studies, differential diagnosis, and treatment and prognosis of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-866
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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