Myomas

  • T. Lerut
  • C. Aelvoet
  • Y. Leclef
  • J. A. Grüwez
Conference paper

Abstract

Although leiomyomas are relatively rare in the gastrointestinal tract, they still are the most frequent tumors of the digestive system. However leiomyomas of the esophagus only comprise 5–10% of all leiomyomas found throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, the stomach being the most frequent localization. In the esophagus they account for 80% of all benign tumors [6].

Keywords

Sarcoma Barium Kelly Leiomyomas Leiomyosarcoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lerut
    • 1
  • C. Aelvoet
    • 1
  • Y. Leclef
    • 1
  • J. A. Grüwez
    • 1
  1. 1.LeuvenBelgium

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