Section 54
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Giant esophageal lipoma

Cuttitta, A.; Annese, V.; Tancredi, A.; Clemente, C.; Scaramuzzi, R.

Updates in Surgery 63(2): 125-127


ISSN/ISBN: 2038-131X
PMID: 21267692
DOI: 10.1007/s13304-011-0044-0
Accession: 053411776

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A case of a giant esophageal pedunculated lipoma diagnosed in a 67-year-old male patient with recent onset of dysphagia is reported. Following the initial endoscopic and radiologic evaluation, the diagnosis was suspected by endo-ultrasonography and confirmed by histopathology. The treatment consisted of an esophagotomy with submucosal resection, through a left sided cervical incision. The review of the literature confirmed the rarity of this neoplasm, and the difficulty of a correct preoperative diagnosis, since a possible progression to squamous carcinoma has been demonstrated.

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