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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Gastric leiomyoma presenting with massive hematemesis in a Nigerian


1 Consultant Gastroenterologist, ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, Opebi, Ikeja, Nigeria
2 Consultant Radiologist, Clinix Healthcare Limited, Ilupeju, Lagos State, Nigeria

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Aderemi Omololu Oluyemi
ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, No. 1, Olayinka Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-3474.172090

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Our resource-limited environment notwithstanding, extensive scientific work has been published about the causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in our locality. Interestingly however, gastric leiomyoma is most uncommonly mentioned as one of the findings in these publications. This paper, therefore, seeks to document gastric leiomyoma as a rare cause of bleeding in our environment and highlight the need for deployment of appropriate radiology and endoscopy techniques in diagnosing upper gastrointestinal bleeds.


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