DOI: 10.1097/md.0000000000034429 ISSN: 0025-7974

A case report and literature review of rectal lipoma

Wenguang Gao, Kun Zhang, Feng You
  • General Medicine


Colonic lipomas are uncommon benign submucosal adipose tumors that are usually asymptomatic. In principle, large lipomas can cause symptoms that require further treatment. Here, we report a case of prolapsed giant rectal lipoma and transanal mass resection.

Patient concerns:

A 65-year-old male developed rectal mass prolapse with bloody stool for 1 day.


The pathological findings were rectal lipoma.


After resection of the anal tumor, the patient postoperative symptoms quickly disappeared.


No recurrence of the condition was observed after 6 months of follow-up after surgery.


It is safe and feasible for us to perform transanal mass resection for giant rectal lipomas that protrude outside the anus.

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