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Leiomyoma of the diaphragm

Stanisław Pilecki, Władysław Lasek, Dominika McFeeley, Marek Grzegorzewski, Małgorzata Burzyńska-Makuch Burzyńska-Makuch

CaseRepClinPractRev 2001; 2(2):116-118

ID: 475110


Primary tumors of the diaphragm are rare. More frequently the diaphragm is involved by hyperplastic lesions originating from the parietal pleura or abdominal organs, e.g. the liver. The authors present a case of leiomyoma diaphragmae detected accidentally on ultrasonography of the abdominal cavity. A diagnostic algorithm which may be applicable in case of suspected tumor of the diaphragm is proposed.

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