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Esophageal leiomyomatosis in children: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9926306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe a case of a 5-years-old girl affected by diffuse oesophageal leiomyomatosis presenting with progressive dysphagia, cyanosis, recurrent pneumonia and retrosternal pain. She also suffered from occasional constipation due to perineal involvement by the disease and had a past history of recurrent microscopic hematuria, suggesting an association with an Alport-like syndrome. Only 24 cases of esophageal leiomyomatosis could be found in the medical literature in children aged less than 14 years, confirming the rarity of the disease. A clinical analysis of all cases reviewed from the literature is made, stressing the importance of an accurate preoperative diagnosis for the choice of proper surgical treatment to avoid recurrence.
S Federici; P L Ceccarelli; F Bernardi; D Tassinari; G Zanetti; G Tani; R Dòmini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-05     Completed Date:  1999-04-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery
Leiomyomatosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery

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