John Robinson Saltzman, MD; David L. Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP; Scott Andrew Fink, MD, MPH

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January 18, 2005

Introduction

Most gastrointestinal lipomas are located in the colon, ileum, and jejunum and are rarely responsible for clinical symptoms. Lipomas found in the stomach and esophagus are even more unusual, representing less than 1% of all gastric tumors and only 5% of gastrointestinal lipomas.[1] Owing to their relative rarity, gastric lipomas are often left out of the differential diagnosis for upper gastrointestinal submucosal masses. We report a case of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage from a gastric lipoma.

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