Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Gastric lipomatosis

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 31, No. 4, 213-215

Katarzyna Cieszczyk, Iwona Pasnik, Lech Wronecki, Anna Ostrowska, 
Pawel Bojar, Barbara Marzec-Kotarska, Justyna Szumilo

Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, Jaczewskiego 8b, 20-090 Lublin, Poland


DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2018-0040

Abstract

Gastric lipomatosis is a condition characterized by the presence of multiple lipomas or diffuse mature adipose tissue infiltration within the gastric wall. The diffuse form is thought to be an extremely rare, with only few described cases. The lesion may be asymptomatic or associated with symptoms and signs depending on location and size. Treatment depends on clinical presentation, range and complications. In a symptomatic disease, it should be surgical, but conservative treatment is preferred for asymptomatic and solitary lesions. Among diagnostic methods, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are thought to be the most valuable.

Keywords

gastric lipomatosis, gastric lipoma.

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