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

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January 18, 2005

Summary

This case report presented a patient with massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage secondary to an ulcerated gastric lipoma, initially treated with endoscopic clipping and ultimately with surgical resection. Although they are rare, gastric lipomas should be included in the differential diagnosis when evaluating submucosal gastric masses that present with hemorrhage. Endoscopic ultrasound or CT scan may help confirm the diagnosis, but symptomatic patients should be treated with surgical resection.

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