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., ...Daha Fazla

MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, cilt.73, ss.1079-1081, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1079-1081

Özet

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.