Lipomatous tumors of the stomach: CT findings and differential diagnosis

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2000 Nov-Dec;24(6):854-8. doi: 10.1097/00004728-200011000-00006.


This article reviews the computed tomography imaging features of a variety of gastric tumors containing fatty tissue. Lipoma, angiolipoma, liposarcoma, and teratoma are described. Differential diagnosis includes primary and reactive lipomatosis, carcinoma engulfing the perivisceral fat thus mimicking differentiated liposarcoma, and mesenchymal gastric and peritoneal neoplasms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lipomatosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Liposarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stomach Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Stomach Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Teratoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*