A small intestine volvulus caused by strangulation of a mesenteric lipoma: A case report

Yoshihiko Kakiuchi, Hiroaki Mashima, Naoto Hori, Hirotoshi Takashima

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Background: An emergency department encounters a variety of cases, including rare cases of the strangulation of a mesenteric lipoma by the greater omentum band. Case presentation: A 67-year-old Japanese man presented with nausea, vomiting, and upper abdominal pain. There were no abnormalities detected by routine blood tests other than a slight rise in his white cell count. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of his abdomen revealed a dilated intestine, a small intestine volvulus, and a well-capsulated homogeneous mass. He was suspected of having a small intestine volvulus that was affected by a mesenteric lipoma; therefore, single-port laparoscopic surgery was performed. Laparoscopy revealed a small intestine volvulus secondary to the strangulation of a mesenteric lipoma. The band and tumor were removed. He had no postoperative complications and was discharged on postoperative day 6. Conclusions: Although this case was an emergency, it showed that single-port laparoscopic surgery can be a safe, useful, and efficacious procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number68
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Case report
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Mesenteric lipoma
  • Strangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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