Plexiform leiomyoma of the esophagus: A complex radiographic, pathologic and endoscopic diagnosis

Dawn E. Jaroszewski, Dora Lam-Himlin, James Gruden, Thomas K. Lidner, Ainara Azueta Etxebarria, Giovanni De Petris

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Abstract

Radiographic identification of an abnormal lesion in the esophagus routinely occurs during workup of patients with symptomatic dysphagia. Leiomyoma is the most common benign finding; however, plexiform leiomyoma, a distinctive but rare variant, follows an unusual pattern of growth which can be a challenging surgical resection. A review of indexed literature identified a single previous report. We contribute a second case of plexiform leiomyoma with a discussion of the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic characteristics, as well as the differential diagnosis for plexiform lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Esophagus
  • Leiomyoma
  • Neoplasm
  • Plexiform
  • Soft tissue tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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