Gastric Leiomyoma as an Atypical Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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Surgical video case: leiomyomas are infrequent benign intestinal tumors that can arise at any age and location within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These tumors can cause symptoms including abdominal pain, obstruction, intussusception, volvulus, GI bleeding, or a mass and should be resected if symptomatic. Open surgical resection is considered the standard for removing these tumors. However, recent improvements in endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment have made it possible to utilize minimally invasive techniques of tumor removal including complete endoscopic resection or endoscopic-assisted laparoscopic resection.