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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

A case of surgical enucleation of a giant esophageal leiomyoma


1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China
2 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Xi Shan Clinic, The 309th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Shanshan Li
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Xi Shan Clinic, The 309th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Hai Dian, Beijing 100091
China
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DOI: 10.4103/ts.ts_28_16

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Esophageal leiomyoma is the most common benign esophageal tumor. When dealing with a giant esophageal tumor, tumor resection, and esophagogastric anastomosis are normally adopted by clinicians. However, postoperatively, patients always experience a poor quality of life because of the destruction of the normal anatomy. We present a case of resection of an esophageal leiomyoma with the integrity of esophagus maintained.


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