ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Thoracoscopic enucleation of esophageal leiomyoma
Pınar Varer1, İrfan Yalçınkaya2, Cemal Asım Kutlu2
1Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Süreyyapaşa Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4649
Esophageal leiomyoma is the most common benign esophageal tumor. Thoracoscopic enucleation is currently a preferred approach for the most of these lesions. Although many reports are available in the English literature, no reports has been published in the Turkish literature so far. In this article, we reported a case of a 69-year-old female with a leiomyoma of the esophagus enucleated using videoassisted thoracic surgery.
Keywords : Esophagus; leiomyoma; video-assisted thoracic surgery
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