Synovial sarcoma of the esophagus simulating achalasia

L. Bonavina, P. Fociani, D. Asnaghi, S. Ferrero

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Synovial sarcoma is a rare malignancy occurring mainly in the extremities. Only seven cases have been described arising in the esophagus. All of them presented as a polypoid mass involving the upper third of the esophagus. A case of infiltrating synovial esophageal sarcoma simulating achalasia in a 63-year-old woman is reported. According to the literature, the location and the clinical pattern of this tumor are exceptional. The clinical features, pathologic findings, differential diagnosis, and management of this condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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