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Esophageal leiomyoma enucleation after two laparoscopic hiatal surgeries

B Dallemagne, MD S Perretta, MD, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2011;11(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3216

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Esophageal leiomyomas probably account for 70% of all benign tumors of the esophagus. Surgical removal is indicated for symptomatic patients or for a tumor with a progressive increase in size. This is the case of a 36-year-old patient, who had previously undergone a laparoscopic operation for Nissen fundoplication for GERD, in whom an incidental leiomyoma of the distal esophagus was discovered.