ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Coexistence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and leiomyoma: a case report
Mehmet Muharrem Erol1, Arif Mansur Coşar2, Celal Tekinbaş1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey
2Department of Gastroenterology, Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.188
Benign tumors of the esophagus are rare lesions. Leiomyomata are the most common benign tumors of the esophagus and usually present with a single lesion. Coexistence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and leiomyoma are extremely rare. In this article, we present a 44-year-old male case who was admitted with weight loss and dysphagia with normal physical examination and laboratory findings, however, diagnosed with the coexistence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and leiomyoma, based on the histopathological examination.
Keywords : Carcinoma; esophageal neoplasms; leiomyoma
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