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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Aug;21(2):633-637. Korean. Original Article.
Yeo WC , Lee GS , Kim BI , Lim HS , Hong JM , You KJ , Kim MJ , Lee JG , Byun DI , Yun JH , Min HS , Lee SN .
Department of Internal Medicine, Inchon Christian Hospital, Inchon, Korea.
Department of General Surgery, Inchon Christian Hospital, Inchon, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Inchon Christian Hospital, Inchon, Korea.

Leiomyosarcomas make up approximately 1 to 3% of all gastric neoplasms. The most prevalent age group was 6th and 7th decades. The main symptoms and signs were abdominal pain and bleeding. They most frequently involve gastric body and often ulcerate and bleed. Diagnosis can be established only by exploratory operation and histologic examination. Leiomyosarcomas rarely invade adjacent viscera and characteristically do not metastasize to lymph nodes, but they may spread to the liver and lungs. The treatment of choice is surgical resection. We report two cases of gastric leiomyosarcoma which was successfully treated surgically.

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