Giant fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus

E. A. Avezzano, D. E. Fleischer, M. A. Merida, D. L. Anderson

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Abstract

A 77-yr-old man with chest discomfort and progressive dysphagia was found to have an intraluminal esophageal lesion of remarkable size. A giant fibrovascular polyp (11 x 7 x 3.5 cm) was successfully removed surgically by a transcervical approach. This unusual benign esophageal lesion is discussed in terms of classification and clinical presentation from a historical perspective. Particular attention is focused on the current approach to diagnosis and management. Endoscopic ultrasonography was employed as part of the evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume85
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Avezzano, E. A., Fleischer, D. E., Merida, M. A., & Anderson, D. L. (1990). Giant fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 85(3), 299-302.