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Pediatric esophageal leiomyosarcoma: a case report.
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PMID:  21843737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Esophageal leiomyosarcoma accounts for only 0.5% of all esophageal tumors. This rare tumor has been reported in middle-aged or elderly patients. In contrast, pediatric esophageal leiomyosarcomas have never been reported. The case described herein is the first report of an esophageal leiomyosarcoma in a pediatric patient with its own characteristics. The patient had symptoms of mild cough without dysphagia. The lesion grew rapidly and reached dimensions of 7.0 cm × 5.0 cm × 6.0 cm in a 3-month period. On computed tomography scan of the chest, the mass exhibited mild enhancement after injection of a contrast agent. More evident enhancement was found on the 3-minute delayed enhanced computed tomography scan. A Phemister operation (transthoracic esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy) was performed on the patient. The patient did not receive adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy or chemotherapy. He has been followed for 3 years and is free of disease.
Wen-Xian Wang; Desai Gaurav; Li Wen; Ming-Fu Ye; Qing-Rong Sun; Wei-Jin Liu; Dong Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1646-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, XinQiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, ChongQing 400037, PR China.
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