Giant Leiomyoma of the OesophagusCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Niyas Ahamed,
93, Eb Colony, Khajamalai, Trichy-620023, Tamil Nadu, India.
Leiomyomas are rare benign tumours of the oesophagus that remain silent in more than 50% of the cases. Giant leiomyomas measuring more than 5 cm are very rare. A 47-year-old female presented with chest pain, cough and dysphagia for two months. Imaging studies were indicative of a 12.1x11.9 cm mass lesion in the distal oesophagus, CT guided biopsy confirmed leiomyoma. The patient being taken up for surgery was found to have a 20x19x17 cm irregular lobulated and encapsulated mass lesion arising from distal oesophagus encapsulating submucosally. En bloc resection of the tumour along with distal oesophagus with a clearance of 4 cm above and below the oesophagogastric junction was done followed by gastro-oesophageal anastomosis. Histopathologically, leiomyoma was confirmed. The patient had a smooth postoperative recovery.
Benign tumour, Oesophageal leiomyoma, Resection
Dhamodaran Kandasamy, Niyas Ahamed, Sujatha Kannan, Vasundaran Samuel. GIANT LEIOMYOMA OF THE OESOPHAGUS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 28 ]; 11:PD07-PD08. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 16, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 26, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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