A case of circumferential giant esophageal leiomyoma

Osamu Honda, H. Yamamoto, K. Kojima, H. Sakamoto, Y. Ohmura, H. Nishi, S. Shimizu, Susumu Kanazawa

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We reported a case of giant esophageal leiomyoma with no symptom. On CT images, a well-demarcated homogeneous tumor surrounding the gas-filled lower esophageal lumen with slight enhancement was showed. The tumor was hypointense on T2-weighted MR images and was slightly enhanced. Laparotomy was performed and the tumor was enucleated. The histopathological diagnosis was esophageal leiomyoma. When a homogeneous tumor surrounding the esophageal lumen with slight enhancement is detected on CT examination, the radiologist should suggest a possibility of esophageal leiomyoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1775
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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