Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:325-7 | Number 3, September 1997
Endoscopic removal of leiomyoma of the colon
WH Chow, WK Kwan, WF Ng
Department of Medicine, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Colonic leiomyoma is a rare condition. Smooth muscle tumours arising from the colon constitute only 3% of gastrointestinal leiomyomas. Complete endoscopic removal of the tumour is a problem because it is often submucosal in origin. We report a patient with a 5 mm leiomyoma of the colon that was successfully removed by conventional colonoscopic snare electrocauterisation, without complications.
Key words: Leiomyoma; Colon; Colonoscopy
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