Laparoscopic resection of small bowel sarcoma

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Jun;23(3):e138-40. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e318280638e.


A 45-year-old female who presented with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and anemia was found to have an 8 × 5 × 5 cm ileal tumor on CT imaging. Laparoscopic evaluation and small bowel resection was performed with clear margins with a diagnosis of low-grade leiomyosarcoma. Small intestine leiomyosarcoma is very rare, and there are no prior reports of laparoscopic resection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Ileal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis
  • Leiomyosarcoma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed