Real anal leiomyoma: a case report.
Servicio de Cirugía General, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain.Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer (Impact Factor: 0.38). 03/2011; 42(1):54-6. DOI: 10.1007/s12029-010-9219-z
Leiomyoma of the rectum and anal canal is an unusual benign mesenchymal neoplasm that originates from smooth muscle cells. We describe the clinical presentation, MRI findings, and surgical treatment of a rare case of perianal leiomyoma confirmed by immunohistochemistry. We also report a review of the world's literature on the subject.
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ABSTRACT: Background: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare diagnosis in the perianal region. Methods: we describe the clinical presentation, pathological findings and differential diagnosis of a rare case of perianal ASPS. We also describe the importance of the preoperative embolization of the hypervascularised masses to prevent surgical bleeding. Conclusions: clinical and pathological findings are essential for the diagnosis, specifically by immunochemistry and molecular techniques, as the demonstration of ASPL/TFE3 fusion transcript became indispensable in some cases. Preoperative embolization of the hypervascularised masses may prevent uncontrollable surgical bleeding.Central European Journal of Medicine 04/2014; 9(2). DOI:10.2478/s11536-012-0145-2 · 0.15 Impact Factor
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