LIPOMA of the ileum is a comparatively rare clinical condition. Such a lesion accompanied with carcinoma of the cecum in the same patient is extremely rare. At operation the patient to be reported on was found to have the above two entirely separate tumors in addition to an ileocolic intussusception, making an interesting and unusual case.
On reviewing the literature, including reports of Stetten,1 Saint,2 Schottenfeld,3 and Cavanaugh,4 one is impressed with the comparative infrequency of clinical lipomas in the gastrointestinal tract although a fair number of subclinical lipomas have been noted at postmortem examination.5 More of the tumors have been found in the colon than elsewhere in the gastrointestinal tract; those in the ileum are next in frequency and a few are located in the stomach and duodenum. Smith and Mayo5b found reports of 67 cases of small bowel lipomas in the Mayo