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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 227-228

Minimal invasive enucleation of leiomyoma of the esophagus: A fast-track approach

Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Priyanka Tiwari
72, Gengu Reddy Road, Apollo Girls Hostel, Near PT School, Egmore, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/am.am_37_17

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Although benign tumors of esophagus are rare (10%), leiomyoma of esophagus is the most common benign tumor and most commonly situated in the lower and middle-third of esophagus. Most of the tumors produce no symptoms and are found incidentally; however, when symptoms are present, dysphagia and pain predominate. While open surgical technique was the conventional mainstay of therapy for leiomyomas, combined esophagoscopy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or laparoscopic transhiatal resection are being increasingly performed. We describe minimally invasive enucleation of esophageal leiomyoma with a fast-track approach with reduced postoperative pain and hospital stay.

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