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Fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus requiring esophagectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17760662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus are rare, with only 110 cases reported in the world literature to date. Dysphagia is the most common symptom. The diagnosis is usually made by barium swallow or upper endoscopy, but almost a third of cases can be missed with these studies. Treatment is surgical. Only four cases in the literature underwent esophagectomy for removal. We present a female patient with a fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus who required a transhiatal esophagectomy to safely remove this mass.
S Kanaan; T R DeMeester
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1120-8694     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Esophagus     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-31     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809160     Medline TA:  Dis Esophagus     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Southern California, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Esophageal Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Polyps / diagnosis,  surgery*

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