May 1978

Preoperative Angiographic Diagnosis of Small Bowel Leiomyomas

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Stothert and Kaninski) and Radiology (Drs Riaz and Joyce), St Louis University, St Louis.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(5):643-645. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370170105022

• Two patients with gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding underwent preoperative selective visceral arteriography that demonstrated small-bowel tumors compatible with leiomyoma. A review of the material indicates that 42% of patients with small-bowel leiomyomas also have GI tract bleeding. Arteriography is valuable in obtaining a preoperative diagnosis.

(Arch Surg 113:643-645, 1978)