Thoracoscopic removal of benign tumours of the oesophagus.

R. Bardini, A. Segalin, M. Asolati, L. Bonavina, M. Pavanello

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Thoracoscopic excision of an oesophageal leiomyoma was successfully performed in 4 patients. The tumours were enucleated easily without intraoperative complication. A patient in whom the muscular layer was not sutured after removal of the myoma presented with a pseudo-diverticulum one year after the operation and required a thoracotomy for resection. This new procedure which reduces the operative trauma and postoperative pain and allows quick recovery, is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalEndoscopic surgery and allied technologies
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993

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  • Medicine(all)


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