Cecal Leiomyoma: Can We Attempt Endoscopic Resection?

Kanthi Rekha Badipatla, Chandana Kamireddy, Masooma Niazi, Suresh Kumar Nayudu

Abstract


Gastrointestinal leiomyomas are smooth muscle tumors arising from the muscularis mucosae, muscularis propriae and possibly from smooth muscle of the vessel wall. Management depends on the size, location and the clinical scenario. Endoscopic snare cauterization with or without saline lift has been described in literature for tumors involving the left colon. To the best of our knowledge, endoscopic resection of right colon leiomyoma was never attempted in the past. We present a case of cecal leiomyoma which was resected endoscopically.




Gastroenterol Res. 2016;9(6):105-107
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr736e

Keywords


Gastrointestinal leiomyoma; Endoscopic mucosal resection

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