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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Southern medical journal|
|State||Published - Apr 1978|
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