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High Resolution Images: Gastric Leiomyoma
The endoscopic images in this site are mostly quite compressed in order to make the transmissions times as short as possible. Sometimes it is however nice to have high resolution images, for example for publications, text books or lectures. In these "high resolution files" some larger images are displayed.
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Leiomyoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle, most commonly occuring in the uterus, but can be found in almost every part of the gastrointestinal tract causing a submucosal mass, e.g. in the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and large bowel. In the stomach a leimyoma does not usually cause any symptoms until it´s size causes mucosal ulceration and bleeding. Rarely there is a malignant transformation into leimyosarcoma (or leiomyoblastoma) but malignancy cannot be excluded by endoscopy, and the differential diagnosis is often difficult also from histologic specimens. Surgical treatment is curative and indicated at least if the tumor has caused bleeding.
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