J Korean Radiol Soc.  1987 Apr;23(2):273-276. 10.3348/jkrs.1987.23.2.273.

Leiomyoblastoma of the stomach: A Case Report


Leiomyoblastomas are radiologically and grossly indistinguishable from the leiomyoma or leiomyosarcoma. Theytend to occur later in life, but attain the same size and shape and have the same sex attribution as the othersmooth muscle tumors. The major difference is their histologic appearance. Leiomyoblastomas are composed pirmarilyof rounded or polygonal cells with a clear space surroundig the nucleus instead of spindle cell mainly found inleiomyoma or leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyoblastomas are felt to have considerably more malignant potential thanleiomyoma, but this has rearely been demonstrated. Exophytically growing tendency limits conventional bariumstudies. So recently CT is useful in depicting the origin, extend of these masses, and detection of distantmetastasis. CT is an ideal imaging modality for study of this unusual neoplasm. We report a case of exophyticgrowing leiomyoblastoma form posterior wall of the stomach in 43 year old woman. We discussed with CT finding andreviewed the literature.

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