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Trop Gastroenterol. 2000 Oct-Dec;21(4):204-6.

Oesophageal leiomyoma presenting as a mediastinal mass.

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Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.


A 28 year old male presented with complaints of retrosternal pain, discomfort and dysphagia of 4 years duration. Barium swallow and oesophagoscopy were suggestive of extrinsic compression of thoracic oesophagus. CT scan of chest was suggestive of a large mediastinal lymph node mass. Thoracotomy and open biopsy showed a benign mesenchymal tumor on frozen section. A transthoracic oesophagectomy with gastric pull up and cervical oesophago-gastric anastomosis was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient discharged on the tenth postoperative day.

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