Endoscopic removal of pedunculated leiomyoma of the sigmoid colon (case report and literature review of dignostic and treatment options)

I. Jovanovic, T. Cvejic, D. Popovic, M. Micev
2006 Acta chirurgica iugoslavica  
Colonic leiomyoma are remarkably rare cause of colonic symptoms in clinical practice. They constitute only 3% of gastrointestinal leiomyomas and complete endoscopic removal of the tumour can be a problem because of its submucosal origin. We describe a 62-year female patient with a 8 mm leiomyoma of sigmoid colon that was successfully removed by conventional endoscopic snare electrocauterisation, without complications.
doi:10.2298/aci0601087j pmid:16989154 fatcat:f3jl6pnwqzh4jb5clreumrdqai