Leiomioma intestinal

Definición

Es un tumor no canceroso (benigno) compuesto en su mayor parte por células del músculo liso. Se llama leiomioma intestinal cuando el tumor está localizado en el tubo digestivo. Por lo general, estos tumores no causan síntomas y se descubren cuando una persona se somete a una endoscopia de vías digestivas altas o una colonoscopia por otra razón. En raras ocasiones, estos tumores pueden causar sangrado, obstrucción o perforación del tubo digestivo. Si esto sucede, será necesario extirpar el tumor quirúrgicamente.

Nombres alternativos

Leiomioma en el intestino

Figures

Órganos del sistema digestivo

Referencias

Gourtsoviannis N, Papanikolaou N, Daskalogiannaki M. The duodenum and small intestine. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2008:chap 32.

Revision

Last reviewed 2/10/2014 by Todd Eisner, MD, Private practice specializing in Gastroenterology, Boca Raton, FL. Affiliate Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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