ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Multiple giant leiomyomas of the esophagus
Hakan Kıral, Mustafa Küpeli, İrfan Yalçınkaya
Süreyyapaşa Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.126
We present this patient with multiple giant esophageal leiomyoma, which was accidently diagnosed by chest X-ray, due to its very rare and interesting nature. Four big masses, including one that was 10x4.5x2 cm, and many small encapsulated masses in the muscle layer of esophagus were enucleated and totally excised via a right thoracotomy. Leiomyomas can be asymptomatic, even though they are multiple and very big size. In such cases, enucleation via thoracotomy is an appropriate choice. Closure of the esophageal muscle layer is advised to prevent the postoperative complications.
Keywords : Enucleation; esophagus; leiomyoma; thoracotomy
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