Solitary infantile gastrointestinal myofibroma: case report.

TitleSolitary infantile gastrointestinal myofibroma: case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMenéndez-Arzac R, Valdez-Méndez D, Landa R, Guzmán S, Cárdenas E, Cano AM
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Date Published2005 Aug

We report a case of a 7-year-old child who required emergency surgery for acute abdomen and suspected acute appendicitis. During surgery a tumor located in the small bowel that caused intestinal occlusion was found. Histopathologic analysis showed a solitary gastrointestinal myofibroma. This is a very rare tumor, especially as a single lesion, because in world literature, there are less than 10 cases reported.

Alternate JournalJ. Pediatr. Surg.