BACKGROUND: A lipoma of the small bowel mesentery is a rare clinical entity. It rarely causes intestinal obstruction mainly due to volvulus.
CASE: We report a case of a 25 years old male who presented with acute exacerbation of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Plain abdominal x-ray showed complete small bowel obstruction. At laparotomy, there was small bowel volvulus with a big yellow mass as an axis. Enbloc resection and end-to-end ileal anastomosis was done.
CONCLUSION; Mesenteric lipoma are rare. They should be considered in cases of long standing abdominal pain.
KEYWORDS: lipoma, mesentery, Intestinal obstruction