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Leiomyosarcoma of the esophagus: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3736064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Leiomyosarcoma of the esophagus is a very rare neoplasm, the total number of reported cases in the English literature being 44 patients. We describe another case of the esophageal leiomyosarcoma to add to the recorded experience of this rare tumor. The therapeutic and prognostic implications of the tumor are discussed, and the related literature is reviewed. In spite of the progress in the thoracic surgical care of patients and the progress in the field of oncology, overall prognosis of patients with leiomyosarcoma of the esophagus remains unchanged. Patients with polypoid lesions and well-differentiated histologic features appear to show better chance of survival. Simple excision of the lesion can be as effective as radical excision, especially in well-localized lesions.
Authors:
J H Choh; A H Khazei; H J Ihm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0022-4790     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Humans
Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis

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