Giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus

G. Negri, P. Zannini, G. C. Roviaro, R. Penagini, T. Ranzi, P. A. Bianchi, G. Pezzuoli

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A case of a giant fibrovascular esophageal polyp measuring 14.5 cm in length is reported. The patient was followed for two years before removal of the polyp. During this period the tumor increased markedly in size and the esophagus reached a maximum diameter of 5.9 cm. In presence of the polyp the body of the esophagus had no pressure activity after swallows. Current diagnostic procedures did not establish the pedunculated nature of the mass and a generic diagnosis of benign tumor of the esophagus was made. The entire polyp was removed by a transthoracic esophagotomy. Four months later the patient was free of symptoms and the esophagus regained normal size and peristalsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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