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Hemoperitoneum secondary to exophytic leiomyoma: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10819484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report herein the case of a 63-year-old male with hemoperitoneum secondary to exogastric leiomyoma. The patient had been receiving anticoagulation therapy for a cerebral embolism and complained of sudden, severe abdominal pain. A sonogram and computed tomography scan showed an exogastric mass and massive ascites. A peritoneal puncture proved the presence of an intraperitoneal hemorrhage. An emergency laparotomy revealed a pedunculated bleeding tumor, thus confirming the preoperative diagnosis of a ruptured exogastric tumor. A microscopic analysis of the excised tumor demonstrated gastric leiomyoma. Other authors have reported hemoperitoneum secondary to gastric myogenic tumors, but no cases of leiomyomas could be found in the literature.
M Matsuda; Y Watanabe; N Tonosu; Y Nabeya; H Arima; H Matsuzaki; G Ohira; H Sato; T Mizushima; T Uehara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-14     Completed Date:  2000-07-14     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  448-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Follow-Up Studies
Hemoperitoneum / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Leiomyoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Stomach Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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