DOI: 10.1002/jpr3.12061 ISSN: 2691-171X

Concurrent cecal lipoma and Crohn's disease in a pediatric patient: A conservative approach

Ryan A. Shargo, Morgan Ekblad, Jessica V. Baran, Jerry M. Brown, Wilfredo Chamizo, Sara Karjoo, Michael Wilsey
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


We report the case of a 14‐year‐old patient with a known history of Crohn's disease who was incidentally diagnosed with an asymptomatic cecal lipoma. A routine surveillance colonoscopy as part of the management of the patient's Crohn's Disease revealed a well‐defined, submucosal, yellowish mass in the patient's cecum. Histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen revealed submucosal adipose tissue, consistent with the endoscopic images showing the characteristic appearance of the lipoma. A computed tomography examination further confirmed the diagnosis. While colonic lipomas are infrequent and typically manifest later in life, few cases report the coexistence of a cecal lipoma with Crohn's disease, particularly in the pediatric population. In this case, managing this dual condition posed a notable challenge. Here, we present the conservative approach to managing a pediatric patient with cecal lipoma and Crohn's disease. The decision to leave the lipoma in situ was based on the absence of symptoms and potential risks associated with surgical removal.

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