The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 350–355 | Cite as

Light and electron microscopic study of a leiomyoblastoma of the duodenum

  • Enrique Gerszten
  • Saul Kay
Case Reports


A case of leiomyoblastoma of the duodenum is presented with light and electron microscopic observations. This type of tumor is exceedingly rare in this location, and apparently was responsible for a series of bleeding episodes in the patient. Though the origin of the tumor may be in question from the light microscopic studies, the findings on the ultrastructural level support an origin from smooth muscle.


Public Health Smooth Muscle Microscopic Study Microscopic Observation Electron Microscopic Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique Gerszten
    • 1
  • Saul Kay
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Division of Academic and Surgical PathologyMedical College of VirginiaRichmond

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