alexa Incidental Discovery of an Esophageal Leiomyoma: Thoracoscopic Surgical Approach
[Jurnalul de Chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

Journal of Surgery
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

Incidental Discovery of an Esophageal Leiomyoma: Thoracoscopic Surgical Approach

Adrian Tudor1, Ciprian Rosca2*, Vasile Bud2, Cosmin Nicolescu1, Bianca Tudor3 and Calin Molnar4

1University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mures, Department M1, 1st Surgical Unit, Emergency County Hospital Târgu Mures, Romania

21st Surgical Unit, Emergency County Hospital Târgu Mures, Romania

3University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mures, Department M2, Central Laboratory, Emergency County Hospital Târgu Mures, Romania

4University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mures, Department M5, 1 st Surgical Unit, Emergency County Hospital Târgu Mures, Romania

*Corresponding Author:
Ciprian Rosca
Aleea Constructorilor Street
No7, Ap. 13Targu Mures, Romanias
[email protected]

Received Date: August 9, 2014; Accepted Date: November 20, 2014; Published Date: November 27, 2014

Citation: Tudor A, Rosca C, Bud V, Nicolescu C, Tudor B, et al. Incidental Discovery of an Esophageal Leiomyoma: Thoracoscopic Surgical Approach. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie] 2015; 11(2): 389-391 DOI:10.7438/1584-9341-11-2-9

Copyright: © 2015 Tudor A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: Esophageal leiomyomas are the most common benign esophageal tumor, originating in the smooth muscle of the esophagus. Patients may accuse dysphagia, epigastric pain, but in 50% of cases are asymptomatic. Paraclinical exams used to highlight the esophageal tumor are esophageal and stomach barium swallow, esophagoscopy, chest CT scan, endoscopic ultrasonography. Thoracoscopic enucleation in recent years has gained many followers.

Case Report: We present herein the case of 43 years old patient admitted in our department for thoracic trauma; the CT scan revealed a tumor in the middle third of the esophagus suggestive for a leiomyoma. Upper GI endoscopy showed an extrinsic compression in the middle third of the esophagus, without mucosal lesions, and esophageal barium swallow showed a slight narrowing of the lumen at this level. Given the findings suggestive of a benign esophageal tumor, possible esophageal leiomyoma, thoracoscopic approach was chosen. We performed a thoracoscopic enucleation with uneventful postoperative follow-up. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of esophageal leiomyoma.

Conclusions: Thoracoscopic enucleation is a feasible method to treat esophageal leiomyomas.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version