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Lipoma of the esophagus--report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2201811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report herein, a rare case of esophageal lipoma and review the Japanese literature on this subject. Lipoma of the alimentary tract is relatively uncommon but that of the esophagus is extremely rare with only 17 cases having been reported in Japan. The majority of these cases occurred in the cervical esophagus with the most serious symptom being regurgitation of the pedunculated tumor which lead to asphyxia and death in one case. Only 2 cases occurred in the thoracic esophagus and these tumors were small in size and resected endoscopically. This is the first reported case of an esophageal lipoma being located in the thoracic esophagus which was resected through a thorocotomy. The clinical features of esophageal lipoma are also described herein.
S Akiyama; M Kataoka; M Horisawa; S Inoue; M Sakai; K Ito; T Watanabe; H Takagi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0047-1909     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Surg     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-24     Completed Date:  1990-09-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302176     Medline TA:  Jpn J Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  458-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Lipoma / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery

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