Ulcerated gastric leiomyoma causing massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Daryl Ramai
    • Qiuxue T. Tan
    • Sofia Nigar
    • Emmanuel Ofori
    • Denzil Etienne
    • Madhavi Reddy
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  • Published online on: March 26, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1597
  • Pages: 671-674
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Abstract

Leiomyomas are rare, benign submucosal tumors originating from smooth muscle cells. The clinical presentation is usually asymptomatic, with excellent prognosis. We herein report the case of a 68‑year‑old female with a solitary leiomyoma found during esophagogastroduodenoscopy for hematemesis. Histopathological examination revealed smooth muscle proliferation supported by positive staining for smooth muscle myosin heavy chain and negative staining for CD117 and S‑100, consistent with the marker expression pattern of leiomyoma. We report on the clinical presentation of this case, and discuss the origin, epidemiology, treatment and management of leiomyomas.
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Ramai, D., Tan, Q.T., Nigar, S., Ofori, E., Etienne, D., & Reddy, M. (2018). Ulcerated gastric leiomyoma causing massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 8, 671-674. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1597
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Ramai, D., Tan, Q. T., Nigar, S., Ofori, E., Etienne, D., Reddy, M."Ulcerated gastric leiomyoma causing massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 8.5 (2018): 671-674.
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Ramai, D., Tan, Q. T., Nigar, S., Ofori, E., Etienne, D., Reddy, M."Ulcerated gastric leiomyoma causing massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 8, no. 5 (2018): 671-674. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1597