We describe the technique for endoscopic removal of a stromal tumor of the lower third of the esophagus through the left thoracoscopic approach. The tumor resembled a leiomyoma and was classified as a borderline, potentially malignant lesion after thoracoscopic removal. The technique and clinical implications in such cases are discussed on the basis of current knowledge.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Esophageal stromal tumor
- Thoracoscopic surgery
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