Duodenal leiomyoma as a cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Steven J. Morris, H. David Shifrin, Arthur Feinberg, Arvey I. Rogers

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A case report and review of the problem of duodenal leiomyoma are presented. Although these lesions are rare and usually asymptomatic, they can present with symptoms of hemorrhage, obstruction, pain, and perforation. Barium roentgenographic examination may show filling defects or compressive lesions. Angiography shows a hypervascular, encapsulated lesion. Endoscopy may reveal a submucosal mass with central depression. At operation, it is important to distinguish the benign leiomyoma from leiomyosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-473
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1978

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  • Medicine(all)


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