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May 1978

Preoperative Angiographic Diagnosis of Small Bowel Leiomyomas

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)