World Journal of Colorectal Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--26

Leiomyoma of the sigmoid mesocolon associated to hemorrhagic infarct and high count of mast cells


Carlo Lozano-Burgos1, Claudio Etcheverry-Pizarro2, Wilfredo Alejandro González-Arriagada3, Paola Ochova-Gallardo2 
1 Department of Pathology, Carlos Van Buren Hospital; Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Universidad de Vaparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Carlos Van Buren Hospital, Valparaíso, Chile
3 Department of Molecular Cell Biology; CResearch Center of Dental and Medical Sciences (CICOM),Universidad de Vaparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Carlo Lozano-Burgos
Department of Pathology, Carlos Van Buren Hospital, San Ignacio 725, Valparaíso
Chile

Leiomyoma is a soft-tissue benign tumor and its occurrence in the mesocolon is extremely rare. We present a particular case of a leiomyoma of the sigmoid mesocolon of a 58-year-old man, associated to a hemorrhagic infarction treated surgically and without recurrences after 1 year of follow-up. The macroscopic, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical features are presented and discussed. The high mast cell count associated with a low rate of cell proliferation is a sign of the benign biological behavior in this entity and may be helpful hallmarks for the differential diagnosis with other gastroenterological neoplasia.


How to cite this article:
Lozano-Burgos C, Etcheverry-Pizarro C, González-Arriagada WA, Ochova-Gallardo P. Leiomyoma of the sigmoid mesocolon associated to hemorrhagic infarct and high count of mast cells.World J Colorectal Surg 2019;8:24-26


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Lozano-Burgos C, Etcheverry-Pizarro C, González-Arriagada WA, Ochova-Gallardo P. Leiomyoma of the sigmoid mesocolon associated to hemorrhagic infarct and high count of mast cells. World J Colorectal Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Sep 29 ];8:24-26
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