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Vol. 17, No. 3, 2000
Issue release date: 2000
Section title: Case Reports
Dig Surg 2000;17:306–309
(DOI:10.1159/000018860)

Esophageal Leiomyomatosis in a Woman with a History of Vulvar Leiomyoma and Barrett’s Esophagus

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Compagnoni G.M. · Talamonti M.S. · Joob A. · Ergun G.A. · Rao S.
Departments of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Pathology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill., USA

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Abstract of Case Reports

Published online: 6/22/2000

Number of Print Pages: 4
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ISSN: 0253-4886 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9883 (Online)

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Abstract

Background: The diagnosis and treatment of esophageal pathology remains a challenge despite advances in preoperative endoscopy, radiographic staging, and perioperative care. Case Report: In this article, we present an interesting case of esophageal leiomyomatosis in a woman with a history of vulvar leiomyoma and Barrett’s esophagus. This paper represents the first reported simultaneous occurrence of these three pathologic entities in the English literature. Conclusions: The clinical presentation and characteristic pathologic findings in patients with esophageal leiomyomatosis are reviewed. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to esophageal masses are discussed including the indications for esophageal resection.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Reports

Published online: 6/22/2000

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0253-4886 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9883 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DSU


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