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Solitary infantile gastrointestinal myofibroma: case report.
|Title||Solitary infantile gastrointestinal myofibroma: case report.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Menéndez-Arzac R, Valdez-Méndez D, Landa R, Guzmán S, Cárdenas E, Cano AM|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric surgery|
|Date Published||2005 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 Journal||J. Pediatr. Surg.|