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Leiomyosarcoma in leiomyomatosis of the small intestine.
  1. M. el-Omar,
  2. J. Davies,
  3. S. Gupta,
  4. H. Ross,
  5. R. Thompson
  1. Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


    Multiple leiomyomata of the small intestine are rare. We report one such case where a leiomyosarcoma had arisen from a leiomyoma in the small intestine 8 years after presentation. The possible origin of the leiomyomata is discussed and it is concluded that small intestinal leiomyomatosis should be regarded as a premalignant condition.

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