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Rectal leiomyoma, a rare entity

Tagore Sunkara, Eric Omar Then, Andrea Culliford, Vinaya Gaduputi
  • Tagore Sunkara
    Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States | tagoresunkara@hotmail.com
  • Eric Omar Then
    Department of Internal Medicine, SBH Health System, Bronx, NY, United States
  • Andrea Culliford
    Department of Internal Medicine, SBH Health System, Bronx, NY, United States
  • Vinaya Gaduputi
    Department of Internal Medicine, SBH Health System, Bronx, NY, United States

Abstract

Rectal tumors are often encountered as an incidental finding on screening colonoscopy. As per the World Health Organization, they are categorized according to their histologic appearance. These include epithelial tumors, mesenchymal tumors and lymphomas. Of interest, in our case, are mesenchymal tumors. These are sub-classified into leiomyomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Our case is a 33-year old male who was diagnosed with a rectal leiomyoma. The uncommon incidence and subsequent management of a rectal leiomyoma in a male, make this case worthy for literature review.

Keywords

Leiomyoma; fibromyoma; rectal tumor; diarrhea; hematochezia.

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