Giant esophageal polyp is a very rare neoplasm, usually benign but often demanding both for diagnostic and/or therapeutical procedures and for dramatic symptomatologic onset in the patient (regurgitation and asphyxia). The authors present a brief clinical report of a patient with a 20 cm.-long esophageal polyp removed by left lateral cervicotomy and esophagotomy for 8 cm. below the upper esophageal sphincter (histologic examinations showed a pedicled polypoid fibrolipoma with a remarkable presence of myxoid and vascular components). The authors also describe diagnostic and therapeutic methods to manage this rare disease and they gave a brief review of recent literature.
|Titolo:||Giant esophageal polyp: a rare and benign neoplasm|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|