PMID: 7084594Jan 1, 1982Paper

Computed tomography of gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma

Gastrointestinal Radiology
R A Clark, E S Alexander

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) was performed in 6 patients with gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma. The characteristic CT findings were a large extraluminal mass, apparently mesenteric in location, with central areas of necrosis. These findings were present in 5 of the 6 patients. Enhancement of the rim of the tumor was seen in 2 of 3 patients who had scans before and after administration of intravenous contrast material. CT identified the site of origin of tumor in only 2 patients. The characteristic CT findings should suggest the diagnosis of gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma.

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Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Leiomyosarcoma, Myxoid
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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