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Leiomyoma of the rectum

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1. Leiomyoma does occur in the rectum.

2. A case is reported which substantiates the findings of the Lahey Clinic with respect to the fact that a tumor may be contained wholly within the body of a polyp, and not invade its base.

3. The immediate removal of any and all rectal polyps appears clearly indicated as a therapeutic and or prophylactic measure.

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Correspondence to A. David Schneider M.D..

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Schneider, A.D. Leiomyoma of the rectum. A. J. D. D. 16, 214–215 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03005028

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