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Successfully Resected Leiomyoma of Jejunum in a Newborn

Successfully Resected Leiomyoma of Jejunum in a Newborn Abstract Leiomyomas of the small intestine in the adult are not common but are occasionally encountered. The literature has been reviewed by Golden and Stout1; Morton, Stabins, and Morton2; Starr and Dockerty3; Straus and O'Kane4; Cherry and Hill,5 and Eckel.6 Pennino and Abbene7 have described a case of a leiomyosarcoma in a 7-month-old infant; they believe that the leiomyoma can become malignant. Roth and Farinacci8 report a case of a leiomyosarcoma in a newborn infant. As far as we know, this is the first case of a successfully resected leiomyoma of the jejunum in a newborn infant to be reported. Leiomyomas are benign tumors, and, according to Andersen,9 most benign tumors in children are malformations. Yet one might wonder whether the hamartomatous leiomyoma is not a precursor of the malignant variety; such an assumption supports the congenital anlage theory (Cohnheim-Ribbert). Report of References 1. The sections were examined by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP Acc. #887985). 2. Golden, T., and Stout, A. P.: Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Retroperitoneal Tissues , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 73:784, 1941. 3. Morton, J. H.; Stabins, S. J., and Morton, J. J., Jr.: Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Alimentary Canal , Ann. Surg. 144:487, 1956. 4. Starr, G. F., and Dockerty, M. B.: Leiomyomas and Leiomyosarcomas of the Small Intestine , Cancer 8:101, 1955. 5. Straus, F. H., and O'Kane, C. R.: Leiomyoma of the Duodenum: Case Report and Review of the Literature , Surgery 32:869, 1952. 6. Cherry, J. W., and Hill, R. L.: Leiomyoma of the Jejunum: A Neoplasm Imitating the Symptoms of Duodenal Ulcer , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 62:580, 1951. 7. Eckel, J. H.: Primary Tumors of the Jejunum and Ileum , Surgery 23:467, 1948. 8. Pennino, J. V., and Abbene, M. M.: Intussusception in an Infant Due to Leiomyosarcoma of the Jejunum , Am. J. Surg. 93:461, 1957. 9. Roth, D., and Farinacci, C. J.: Jeinual Leiomyosarcoma in a Newborn , Cancer 3:1039, 1950. 10. Andersen, D. H.: Tumors of Infancy and Childhood: I. A Survey of Those Seen in the Pathology Laboratory of the Babies Hospital During the Years 1935-1950 , Cancer 4:890, 1951. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Successfully Resected Leiomyoma of Jejunum in a Newborn

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6908
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10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320060157025
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Abstract

Abstract Leiomyomas of the small intestine in the adult are not common but are occasionally encountered. The literature has been reviewed by Golden and Stout1; Morton, Stabins, and Morton2; Starr and Dockerty3; Straus and O'Kane4; Cherry and Hill,5 and Eckel.6 Pennino and Abbene7 have described a case of a leiomyosarcoma in a 7-month-old infant; they believe that the leiomyoma can become malignant. Roth and Farinacci8 report a case of a leiomyosarcoma in a newborn infant. As far as we know, this is the first case of a successfully resected leiomyoma of the jejunum in a newborn infant to be reported. Leiomyomas are benign tumors, and, according to Andersen,9 most benign tumors in children are malformations. Yet one might wonder whether the hamartomatous leiomyoma is not a precursor of the malignant variety; such an assumption supports the congenital anlage theory (Cohnheim-Ribbert). Report of References 1. The sections were examined by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP Acc. #887985). 2. Golden, T., and Stout, A. P.: Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Retroperitoneal Tissues , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 73:784, 1941. 3. Morton, J. H.; Stabins, S. J., and Morton, J. J., Jr.: Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Alimentary Canal , Ann. Surg. 144:487, 1956. 4. Starr, G. F., and Dockerty, M. B.: Leiomyomas and Leiomyosarcomas of the Small Intestine , Cancer 8:101, 1955. 5. Straus, F. H., and O'Kane, C. R.: Leiomyoma of the Duodenum: Case Report and Review of the Literature , Surgery 32:869, 1952. 6. Cherry, J. W., and Hill, R. L.: Leiomyoma of the Jejunum: A Neoplasm Imitating the Symptoms of Duodenal Ulcer , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 62:580, 1951. 7. Eckel, J. H.: Primary Tumors of the Jejunum and Ileum , Surgery 23:467, 1948. 8. Pennino, J. V., and Abbene, M. M.: Intussusception in an Infant Due to Leiomyosarcoma of the Jejunum , Am. J. Surg. 93:461, 1957. 9. Roth, D., and Farinacci, C. J.: Jeinual Leiomyosarcoma in a Newborn , Cancer 3:1039, 1950. 10. Andersen, D. H.: Tumors of Infancy and Childhood: I. A Survey of Those Seen in the Pathology Laboratory of the Babies Hospital During the Years 1935-1950 , Cancer 4:890, 1951.

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A.M.A. Archives SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1959

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