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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1020408 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Twenty-six cases of leiomyoma of the esophagus, presenting at four centers of Thoracic Surgery were reviewed. Dysphagia was a presenting symptom in 42% but was the only symptom in 15%. Sixty-two percent of patients presented with dyspepsia and 50% had other upper gastro-intestinal tract disorders. Half the lesions were identified correctly on contrast radiography and seen at endoscopy. Tumors were more or less equally found in the lower and middle thirds of the esophagus and varied in size from 2 cm to 13 cm i… Show more

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“…11 Endoscopic ultrasound and CT are helpful imaging modalities. 9 Esophageal leiomyomata are treated surgically by enucleation, 6,8,9 although esophageal resection may be necessary in some cases. 6,9,10 Surgery is usually curative.…”
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“…11 Endoscopic ultrasound and CT are helpful imaging modalities. 9 Esophageal leiomyomata are treated surgically by enucleation, 6,8,9 although esophageal resection may be necessary in some cases. 6,9,10 Surgery is usually curative.…”
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“…6 There is a slight male preponderance of esophageal leiomyomata, with an average age of 44 yr. 5,6,11 Esophageal leiomyomata is rarely seen in children 10 and adolescents. 12 The lower third of the esophagus is the most common anatomic location, 6,8,9,11 with the majority of leiomyomata being single tumors and infrequently multiple tumors (leiomyomatosis). 6,11,14 The majority of leiomyomata in children are diffuse leiomyomatosis.…”
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“…5 Dysphagia is present in 42% of the cases while some degree of dyspepsia is recorded in 62% of the patients. 3 Usually there is no obstruction to the lumen of the esophagus. In contrast, leiomyosarcomas provoke dysphagia of a "foreign body" type at an early stage.…”
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“…2 The size of the tumor also does not seem to correlate with the symptoms. 3 Despite being the most common of the benign tumors of the esophagus, no medical practitioner, gastroenterologist or surgeon has seen enough of these interesting tumors in his or her lifetime to make a confident clinical diagnosis. 4 Incidental discovery on the radiological examination of the chest is quite common.…”
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“…3). These tumors frequently are located in the middle or lower third of the esophagus (90%), and usually have an intramural growth pattern originating from the muscularis propria [5].…”
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