World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 7

Case Report Open Access

Duodenal leiomyoma presenting with chronic melena

Satyendra Kumar Tiwary and Ajay Kumar Khanna
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2012, 1:2



Duodenal leiomyomas are rare neoplasms, and when present, are usually asymptomatic.

Case Report

We present a patient with leiomyoma arising from the first part of the duodenum who presented with melena for last 15 years and underwent local tumor excision with pyloroplasty.


Most cases are detected incidentally either on radiological investigation or laparotomy or autopsy. It is extremely rare to detect by only presentation chronic melena.

Key Words

Duodenum, Leiomyoma, Pyroloplasty, Gastroduodenotomy, Bleeding, Benign, Neoplasms.

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