Lipomas of the colon are rare benign tumors
second only to adenomas in their incidence. They are devoid of malignant
potential. They usually become manifest by way of complications ranging
from bleeding to acute intestinal obstruction. Radiological investigations
may help to confirm the diagnosis in a significant number of non-emergent
situations. However, confirmation of diagnosis is invariably done at the time of therapeutic
intervention. A proper choice of therapeutic option between endoscopic or open
surgical intervention needs to be made for a good outcome.