Giant esophageal leiomyoma and cardiac compression

Authors

  • Sami Alnassar Associate Professor and Consultant, Department of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery Division), College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Keywords:

Esophagus, Giant esophageal leiomyoma

Abstract

Esophageal leiomyoma is rare diseases, it is often asymptomatic, and typically require only close surveillance except if became large and cause symptoms secondary to compression. We report a case with giant leiomyoma presented with chest pain and unstable blood pressure secondary to cardiac compression It is usually managed by thoracotomy and surgical enucleation and possible resection.

Published

2020-03-31