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
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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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