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Intussusception and leiomyosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract in a pediatric patient. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8404418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intestinal leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor in infants and children; only 46 cases have been reported in the English literature. Presenting signs and symptoms include abdominal pain and gastrointestinal obstruction and bleeding. We describe a neonate with the unique presentation of ileocecal intussusception accompanying an ileal leiomyosarcoma. In contrast to adult patients, where intussusception is associated with smooth muscle tumors in 30% of cases, leiomyosarcoma and subsequent intussusception is rare in infancy and childhood. The overall prognosis for long-term survival is similar for both pediatric and adult patients with leiomyosarcoma of the intestinal tract, with a five-year survival in reported cases of 53% and 40%, respectively.
Authors:
G T Furuta; D A Bross; D Doody; R E Kleinman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-10     Completed Date:  1993-11-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1933-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Combined Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Ileal Diseases / etiology
Ileal Neoplasms* / complications,  epidemiology
Ileocecal Valve*
Infant
Intussusception / etiology*
Leiomyosarcoma* / complications,  epidemiology
Male

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