An intraluminal leiomyoma of the small intestine causing invagination and obstruction: A case report


Sunamak O. , Karabicak I. , Aydemir I., Aydogan F., Guler E., Cetinkaya S., ...More

MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.73, no.8, pp.1079-1081, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1079-1081

Abstract

Leiomyomas are mostly of benign character and are rarely seen in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. They represent one subgroup of a group of tumors known as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Although rarely seen, they are symptomatic tumors, and they comprise 20-30% of all benign GI tumors. Diagnosis is difficult because of their rarity and the absence of specific symptoms.