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Diffuse leiomyomatosis of the esophagus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7371477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of diffuse leiomyomatosis of the esophagus which was successfully resected is presented. The patient was a 44-year-old man who had an abnormal filling defect, which was incidentally discovered during esophagography, and was observed for two years. Although he remained asymptomatic, an operation was performed because of increase in the tumor's size. The lesion consisted of many confluent myomatous nodules throughout the thoracic portion of the esophagus, mostly seen in the circular layer of the muscularis, and some in the muscularis mucosa. Histologically, these nodules were leiomyomas. This is a very rare condition, and only a dozen similar cases have been reported so far. A brief discussion is made on the definition of diffuse leiomyomatosis of the esophagus.
T Kabuto; K Taniguchi; T Iwanaga; T Terasawa; R Tateishi; H Taniguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-26     Completed Date:  1980-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Leiomyoma / diagnosis*,  surgery

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