Fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus requiring esophagectomy.
ABSTRACT Fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus are rare, with only 110 cases reported in the world literature to date. Dysphagia is the most common symptom. The diagnosis is usually made by barium swallow or upper endoscopy, but almost a third of cases can be missed with these studies. Treatment is surgical. Only four cases in the literature underwent esophagectomy for removal. We present a female patient with a fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus who required a transhiatal esophagectomy to safely remove this mass.
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ABSTRACT: Large pedunculated esophageal and hypopharyngeal polyps are uncommon. Clinical presentation most commonly includes dysphagia and mass regurgitation. If left untreated the patient may develop polyp aspiration complicated by fatal asphyxiation. Diagnosis has depended on endoscopy and barium swallow historically; however, these procedures may fail to provide a diagnosis. In recent years computerized tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging have proved reliable methods of diagnosis. These polyps are located predominantly in the upper esophagus and frequently are comprised of a fibrous component. Malignant potential is low. Resection of these lesions is warranted; it may be approached endoscopically if feasible or surgically through a cervical or thoracotomy approach, depending on the location. Recurrence is rare. To our knowledge, this is the largest review of large esophageal polyps, including 110 reported cases in the literature.The Annals of thoracic surgery 02/2006; 81(1):393-6. · 3.74 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We report a case of asphyxia due to laryngeal obstruction by an esophageal polyp with subsequent cerebral anoxia and death. We review the clinical manifestations and pathological aspects of benign esophageal tumors, with emphasis on the importance of an early diagnosis if a patient has repeated sensations of a regurgitated pharyngeal mass.Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill.: 1960) 04/1980; 106(3):176-8.
- Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 12/1967; 54(5):756-8. · 3.53 Impact Factor