ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Atypically shaped esophageal leiomyoma mimicking lymphadenopathy
Atila Türkyılmaz, Sami Karapolat, Kübra Nur Seyis, Celal Tekinbaş
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12656
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.
Keywords : Esophagus; leiomyoma; lymphatic diseases; surgery; thoracoscopy
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