Gastrointestinal smooth muscle tumors and iron deficiency anemia in children

Z. Cordova, S. Nofech-Mozes, M. Witzling, A. Gorenstein, A. Ballin

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Smooth muscle tumors are rarely seen in the pediatric population. We present a child with smooth muscle tumor of low malignant potential in the ileocecal valve region in whom iron deficiency anemia was the only presenting sign. Abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan, barium enema, and colonoscopy revealed the mass. Following resection of the tumor the anemia was corrected and the child feels well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • smooth muscle tumor


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