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Intestinal leiomyoma

Definition

A leiomyoma is a noncancerous (benign ) tumor made up mostly of smooth muscle cells. It is called an intestinal leiomyoma when the tumor is located in the intestinal tract.

Alternative Names

Leiomyoma - intestine

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Gourtsoviannis N, Papanikolaou N, Daskalogiannaki M. The duodenum and small intestine. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2008: chap 32.

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