Atypically shaped esophageal leiomyoma mimicking lymphadenopathy


TÜRKYILMAZ A. , Karapolat S., Seyis K. N. , TEKİNBAŞ C.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.3, pp.596-598, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12656
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.596-598

Abstract

Leiomyoma is the most frequently seen benign tumor of the esophagus. In this article, we report a 41-year-old male patient with complaint of dysphagia. On computed tomography of the thorax, an image resembling a conglomerated lymph node measuring 3.5x2 cm was detected in the lower left paratracheal region. In the esophagoscopy, a submucosally localized mass was seen at 22nd-24th cm of the esophagus. The patient was taken under operation using a thoracoscopic technique and the mass was totally resected through enucleation. Esophageal leiomyoma may mimic mediastinal lymphadenopathy radiologically. For a minimally invasive procedure, thoracoscopic enucleation of these tumors should be the first applied method in surgical treatment.